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2008-04-26

Dossier - THE CRISIS OF THE FAMILY IN EUROPE (part two)

THE CRISIS OF THE FAMILY IN EUROPE (part two)

Introduction

Falling birth-rate, ageing population, no generation turnover

Responsibility of international organisation bureaucracy

The Catholic Church and population changes

Grandparents: their witness and presence in the family

Ageing populations and decreasing birth rates, a situation of which the "ultimate roots can be seen as moral and spiritual; they are linked to a disturbing deficit of faith, hope and, indeed, love”
(Benedict XVI, 27 April 2006)”

Interview with Mgr Livio Melina, Rector of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome

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