- Apr 7, 2020
The coronavirus phenomenon – not the disease, but the social and cultural dynamics surrounding it – has upended normal routines, generating unexpected and, occasionally, surreal new experiences.
There may be a correlation between declining fertility rates and rapidly rising elderly populations in many societies around the world, and the extent to which those societies have been impacted by the coronavirus.
In 2018-19, 47 percent of Latinos identified as Catholic, down from 57 percent a decade ago. A Pew Research Center study found the share of Latinos who say they are religiously unaffiliated is now 23 percent, up from 15 percent in 2009.
Young people in Europe need political support to start families in countries with aging populations, a French Catholic campaigner said.
“If a country decides not to have children, it’s like committing suicide,” expert says.
“Latin American theology has given a lot of concepts and key notions that Francis uses in the universal magisterium now,” Rafael Luciani said. “We cannot understand Francis if we don’t understand Latin American theology.”