Rome Newsroom, Dec 11, 2020 / 04:00 am
The government of Belgium has agreed to ease restrictions on Mass celebrated with the public beginning Dec. 13, permitting a maximum of 15 people to participate in the liturgy.
The bishops' conference of Belgium released a statement Dec. 10 noting the "slight easing" on attendance at public Masses.
The new regulation for Masses allows a total of 15 participants at liturgies, while previous measures only allowed for four. Children under the age of 12 do not count toward the total attendance.
"This slight easing offers new opportunities, including that of going to church as a family or in a group," the bishops said.