Religion in Luxembourg

Religion in Luxembourg

The practice of religion in Luxembourg

Freedom of worship and religious expression

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg recognizes freedom of worship and expression of religious convictions under Article 19 of its Constitution. Bilateral agreements have been signed between religious bodies and the State on whether or not to cover the costs of religious representatives.

Decline in religious practice but rise in spirituality

According to the latest study published in March 2023 by STATEC, Luxembourg's statistical research body, religious practice in Luxembourg has declined sharply over the past twenty years. According to the study carried out at the end of 2020 - beginning of 2021 by the European Value Survey (EVS), only 24% of those questioned attach importance to religion, compared with 42% in 2008.

On the other hand, 40% recognize the presence of a "higher force", while 15% acknowledge the existence of a god. Only 48% claim to practice a religious cult, of which over 92% are Christians and 85% Catholics. Muslims account for less than 3%.

The main religious denominations in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Catholic Church

Catholic Church Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a country with a strong Christian tradition. Public holidays and many enduring traditions are directly linked to Catholic practices.

67% of Luxembourg's population were Catholics when they were 12 years old. On the other hand, only 41% of those questioned acknowledged that they were still Catholics.

All over the country and in your own commune, you'll find Catholic churches where you can attend religious services. The website lists parishes throughout Luxembourg.

Celebrations in the various parishes are also published here, along with the language used during the service. Masses are generally celebrated in trilingual Luxembourgish, French and German. Some services are also held in French, Italian, English, Latin or other languages. More information on celebrations here.

The European Parish of Luxembourg brings together not only native English speakers, but also all other communities for whom English is a second language. Masses in English are held at the Eglise Saint Alphonse in Luxembourg.

Three famous Catholic pilgrimages take place on Luxembourg soil:

Protestant Church in Luxembourg

Protestantism remains the country's 2nd religion. It accounts for less than 5% of Luxembourg's resident population. There are several Protestant places of worship in Luxembourg:

  • Eglise de la Trinité, 5 Rue de la Congrégation, Luxembourg-City
  • the Centre paroissial protestant at 1 Rue Jules Wilhelm, Luxembourg-Clausen
  • the hospital chapel in Ettelbrück
  • Maison Faber in Wiltz

There's also the Protestant Reformed Church and the German-language Evangelical Church.

For more information on the Protestant Church of Luxembourg and Protestant worship, visit

Anglican Church in Luxembourg

Of the 7,000 or so British residents in Luxembourg, almost 60% are Anglican.

Present in Luxembourg for over 50 years, the Anglican Church of Luxembourg is located at the Konvikt Centre, 5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, Luxembourg. For further information, visit

Orthodox Church in Luxembourg

There are several Orthodox churches in Luxembourg.

The Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is located at 10 Rue Jean-Pierre Probst in Luxembourg. You can find out more about the Russian Orthodox Church on the website.

You can also find out more about the Hellenic, Romanian, Serbian and Coptic Orthodox churches on

Other Christians in Luxembourg

It is also possible to practice other Christian faiths in Luxembourg, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormon, Apostolic, etc.

Islam - Muslim worship in Luxembourg

Islam now seems to be the country's second-largest religion, with 2.7% of residents practicing the Muslim faith.

With the arrival of immigrants from North African countries in the 70s, then from the Balkans in the 90s, the Muslim community in Luxembourg has seen its numbers grow. Muslims have gone from worshipping with their families to benefiting from places of worship and several cultural centers throughout the country.

Several Islamic associations are present in Luxembourg, in different cities, making it easy to practice your Muslim religion. A law passed in 2018 prohibits the wearing of face veils in public places.

For further information, visit islam. lu.

Jewish synagogues in Luxembourg

The country's main synagogue is located in Luxembourg City, on Avenue de Monterey. There is also an Israelite community in Esch-sur-Alzette. For more information, visit the Consistoire Israélite de Luxembourg website

Esch-sur-Alzette is also home to a Jewish community. For more information, visit

Buddhism in Luxembourg

Buddhism began to develop in Luxembourg in the 90s. It would appear that less than 1% of the population is Buddhist. There is a Centre d'études et de pratique du bouddhisme tibétain Dzogchen Shedrup Darje Ling in Howald. Further information at

Hinduism in Luxembourg

Hindus are also present in Luxembourg, in Howald and Luxembourg.

Find out more about religions on 

All religious marriages must be preceded by a civil marriage before a Luxembourg regist rar.

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