“What is particularly remarkable is that the majority, around 328,859 Belgians, chose the evening or midnight mass”, says episcopal conference spokesman Geert De Kerpel. “266,111 Belgians celebrated Eucharist on the 25th of December. 335,000 people followed it on the radio or on television. In total, that’s at least 930,000 people”.
Christmas celebrations in abbeys, monasteries and old people’s homes were not included.