A second Covid-19 curfew prohibiting all worship is extended until January 15 by the Belgian government.
Christmas Masses are forbidden while non-essential shops, museums and swimming pools were allowed to open.
Nevertheless, the Belgian Bishops expressed in a December 1 statement their “solidarity with the government’s measures.” They expressed their wish to engage in "dialogue" on the resumption of public Masses.
The bishops encourage Catholics – no sarcasm intended - to “visit the crib” and to say a private prayer.
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