The Daily Mail (British) website reports today (September 7, 2010) that a senior Vatican official has suggested European Christians should have more children to stop the continent from becoming "Islamized."
Fr. Piero Gheddo said the low birth rate of native Europeans -- combined with a huge wave of Muslim migrants with large families -- would "sooner of later" see Europe dominated by Islam.
Italian Fr. Gheddo is a highly respected figure from the Vatican's Pontificial Institute for Foreign Missions -- a society of missionaries.
Referring to Italy, he said: "If we consider ourselves a Christian country, we should return to the practice of Christian life, which would also solve the problem of empty cradles."