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Banacek
10-21-2018, 02:16 PM
Archbishop Gian Carlo Perego has preached to his parishioners that migrants are the “future of Italy“, asserting that “inter-mingling is an inevitable reality and a response to Italy’s demographic crisis,”.

“[Ethnic] inter-mingling is an inevitable reality and a response to Italy’s demographic crisis,” the archbishop said and added:

“The challenge for Italy is to reconcile a country that is dying with young people who come from elsewhere, in order to begin a new history. If we close our door to migrants, we will disappear. I’m speaking about current realities, not just points of view.”

With support for Italy’s right-wing league party reaching historic highs, the Archbishop has consistently condemned Salvini’s immigration policy, despite it being extremely popular amongst the Italian public.

Out of touch ?

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/10/italian-archbishop-we-must-welcome-young-migrants-to-replace-dying-europeans/

old dog
10-21-2018, 05:07 PM
Well, he is correct in one respect. Italy has a terminal demographic from which it will never recover on it's own.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Italypop.svg/340px-Italypop.svg.png

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/files/2013/03/Population-pyramid-of-italy.png

Europe and most of the world is becoming an old folks home. China, Japan and South Korea are just as bad as Italy. By comparison, America's Baby Boomer demographic crisis is almost trivial:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/USA_by_Sex_and_Age_2015-07-01.svg/350px-USA_by_Sex_and_Age_2015-07-01.svg.png

Mexico, India and Argentina are among the small handful of countries poised to maintain a sustainable population and consumer, producer, investment balance:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/population/MX_popgraph%202016.bmp

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/population/IN_popgraph%202016.bmp

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/population/AR_popgraph%202016.bmp