VATICAN CITY, Feb 8 (LifeSiteNews) – Speaking on Sunday, the Italian national pro-life day, Pope John Paul II addressed a large crowd in St. Peter’s Square. The pope noted “the worrisome demographic decline registered in recent years” and called for a “renewal in Italian society.”“Above all it is up to married couples to re-establish a culture of love and life,  rediscovering the mission of parenthood assumed on their wedding day.”

For the full address by the pope see Zenit News.