On Friday 10 June the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments announced that the celebration of St Mary Magdalene on 22 July had been raised to a Feast. The decree recognises St Mary Magdalene as first witness to the Resurrection and the first evangelist. Called by St Thomas Aquinas an ‘apostle of the apostles’.
The Decree can be found on the Vatican website. The Latin decree includes a new Preface for the feast which will be translated into English in due time.