Population: About 550 000
Freedom of religion. Catholicism still predominates but other religions as well as atheism have grown rapidly of late. The major confessions have established conventions and thereby financial support. Luxembourg’s strong Catholic heritage remains, but is slowly dwindling. Sea changes in Catholicism have had little impact here, and while the majority profess Catholicism, only a small percent regularly attend mass or practice their faith. A melange of secularism, materialism and a fuzzy personalized spirituality all weigh in heavily in shaping the prevalent worldview of this highly affluent Grand Duchy.Veneration of Mary plays a great role in cultural tradition and ritual. It is tradition more than conviction that keeps Luxembourg Catholic.