CNA Staff, Dec 11, 2020 / 13:00 pm
The number of people attending Sunday Mass in Poland fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to new figures released Thursday.
The Polish bishops' conference announced Dec. 10 that 36.9% of the country's Catholics took part in Sunday Masses last year, compared with 38.2% in 2018.
The figures, compiled by the Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, showed that 16.7% of baptized Catholics received Holy Communion in 2019, a decrease of 0.6% from the previous year when 17.3% received the Eucharist.
The 1.3% fall in Sunday Mass attendance in Poland is likely to worry the country's bishops. Attendance also fell in 2018, but by 0.3% compared to the year before.