New secondary legislation clarifies the
number of people allowed to attend services at places of worship at one time. The law stipulates that the number of people
attending services at churches, mosques and synagogues may not exceed 15. In recent days police had to intervene at a
Jewish orthodox synagogue in Antwerp because too many people were present in
the building at the same time. Orthodox
Jews argued that they were not attending a communal service but had made their
way to the synagogue as individuals who were now expressing their faith. The clarification
requested by the Mayor of Antwerp should prevent further unpleasantness.