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Horsemen ride through St Peter’s Square on the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. In England the feast was celebrated on January 2 (CNS)

Ascension Thursday and Feast of the Epiphany may be moved back to their traditional dates

Pope Benedict with the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland (Photo: Press Association)

It’s a big news day for Catholic geeks with the publication of the Instruction Universae ecclesiae and in Britain the results of the Bishops’ plenary meeting

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, pictured with Archbishop Nichols of Westminster (Mazur)

Watch this space: if I’m right, that’s the kind of bishop we should now get

Bishops of England and Wales pictured during their ad limina visit last year (Photo: Mazur)

Bishops of England and Wales seek to map out aims for the next five to 10 years at a meeting that may lead to a shake-up of Eccleston Square

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, pictured with Archbishop Nichols of Westminster (photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, addresses bishops at their plenary meeting in Hinsley Hall

The new translation of the Mass, as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?

The new translation of the Roman Missal as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: CNS)

Secretary of liturgy committee says new text won’t provoke the same negative reactions in Britain as in Ireland and America

Bishop Richard Moth, the bishop responsible for mental health (Photo: Mazur)

Bishops distribute money from Day for Life collections of 2008 and 2009

Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds, chairman of ICEL, oversaw the drafting of the new translation (Photo: CNS)

Bishops’ conference of England and Wales announces timetable for introducing new Mass translation into parishes

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops conference, left, pictured during the bishops’ ad limina visit last year    Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

A mother church and unique prayer books will accompany the structure set up this week