Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cardinal says populate, not immigrate

The Archbishop of Cologne suggests an alternative to Germany's waning numbers
Cardinal Joachim Meisner said that German women should have children to address Germany's "demographic crisis", in a story by The National Post. CNS file photo/Chaz Muth
In a story in The National Post, Cardinal Meisner criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for presenting immigration as the answer to Germany's lack of population. 
Cardinal Joachim Meisner compared Angela Merkel’s government’s family policies to Communist East Germany, where, he said, women who stayed at home were considered “demented.”
Germany, which has the lowest birth rate in Europe, is seeking more workers from crisis-hit countries, including Spain, to solve its shortage of skilled labour.
  For the full story, read here.

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