Creation of a Mass Rite

Can Bishops, within their own diocese, create their own Rite of Mass? If so, can they do it without the approval of Rome?

No. All Liturgies evolved. Only the Apostles created from scratch and everything we have today evolved from earlier Liturgies. The oldest one is the Liturgy of St. James.

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