World

Polish government asks citizens to multiply like rabbits

WARSAW — The Polish government is encouraging citizens to go forth and multiply like rabbits.

The health ministry of Poland, which has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe, put out a short video saying, ‘‘If you ever want to be a parent, follow the example of rabbits.’’

It is the latest step by the mostly Catholic country of 38 million to reverse a shrinking population.

associated press