Rorate Caeli

Historic: First Pontifical High Mass at the Throne in England since the advent of the new rite

We receive the following news from our reader S.P.:

Bishop Alan Hopes of the Diocese of East Anglia became the first bishop in England to celebrate a Pontifical High Mass at the throne (in his cathedral) in the extraordinary form in modern times on Saturday for the feast of All Saints.
This was also the first time a pontifical high mass has been celebrated in Norwich Cathedral as the church only became such in the 1970s when the Diocese of East Anglia was established.
This was as well the first time that a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by a bishop in his own cathedral in the ancient see of East Anglia since the death of Bishop John Hopton OP in 1558.
Truly a historic day liturgically for the Catholic Church in England.