Originally Posted by recedite
That would help, but Catholics are not the worst. Italy where the Pope lives is well below replacement rate.
Syria; population in 1970 was 6.3M but by 2010 was 21M.
Iraq; population in 1970 was 9.9M but by 2010 was 31M.
Somalia; population in 1970 was 3.4M but by 2010 was 12M
Nigeria; population in 1970 was 55M but by 2010 was 158M
Globally, the average Christian fertility rate is 2.7 children per woman, which is higher than the global average fertility rate of 2.5.
According to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey, there were 2.19 billion Christians around the world in 2010, more than three times as many as the 600 million recorded in 1910. Catholics in Italy, like in Ireland, are not likely to heed the Popes rules on contraception, but it is in Catholic parts of the third world where lack of contraception is causing unnecessary population growth.