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Cardinal Edward Egan dead at 82

Cardinal Edward Egan, former spiritual leader of over two million Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York, died Thursday at the age of 82.

The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Cardinal Egan was born on April 2, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on December 15, 1957.

In 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of New York and made a cardinal in 2001. He retired in May, 2009.

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Cardinal Egan’s death came just days before his successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is to lead the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade as its grand marshal.

ardinal Edward Egan, former spiritual leader of over two million Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York, died Thursday at the age of 82.

The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Cardinal Egan was born on April 2, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on December 15, 1957.

In 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of New York and made a cardinal in 2001. He retired in May, 2009.

Cardinal Egan’s death came just days before his successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is to lead the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade as its grand marshal.

Cardinal Egan was grand marshal in 2002.

 

 

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