Pope Francis encouraged Romanians, praising them for their high birth rate, which has avoided the “demographic winter” common in most of Europe. He urged them not to forget their roots – but also warned that traditionalists close in the tradition onto itself rather than seeing it as soil for fresh growth.
© 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.