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    Sunday, May 21, 2006

    No God? Then no babies



    Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that low birth rates in Canada are the result of the "pervasive effects of secularism" and asked the country's bishops to counter the trend by preaching the truth of Christ.

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    "Like many countries ... Canada is today suffering from the pervasive effects of secularism," Benedict told visiting bishops from Canada. "One of the more dramatic symptoms of this mentality, clearly evident in your own region, is the plummeting birth rate."

    Canada's birth rate in 2005 was 10.5 births for every 1,000 people, according to Statistics Canada.

    "Canadians look to you to be men of hope, preaching and teaching with passion the splendor of the truth of Christ who dispels the darkness and illuminates the way to renew ecclesiastical and civic

    1 Comments:

    Blogger Ellen Thunite said...

    It sounds like nobody told the pope about overpopulation.
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