Posted by | March 5, 2015 18:15 | Filed under: Religion Top Stories

Cardinal Egan headed the New York Archdiocese from 2000 until 2009.

He was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 pm, the archdiocese announced.

“Thank God he had a peaceful death, passing away right after lunch today, with the prayers and sacraments of his loyal priest secretary, Father Douglas Crawford, in his residence at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop, said in a statement.

Egan succeeded Cardinal John O’Connor, a major figure among American Catholics. He was elevated to cardinal in May 2001, and retired in May 2009, a month after he was hospitalized and outfitted with a pacemaker.

Before Pope John Paul II named him New York archbishop, he served as bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., from 1988 to 2000.


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  • StoneyCurtisll

    One less protector of pedophiles to deal with..

    • Ronald L

      I Googled him. I don’t think he’s been accused of that.

      • tracey marie

        or he was never caught

  • Ronald L

    I hope that the Cardinal who replaces him will speak Christian truth to Catholic power.

    • rg9rts

      Been retired for a long time.

    • Bunya

      If I’m not mistaken, well-know homophobe and misogynist, Timothy Dolan, replaced him. Dolan was the archbishop of Milwaukee some years back and he did such a good job of shuffling the Vatican’s money around in order to avoid paying lawsuits to the victims of sex abuse, that the pope rewarded him by making him Cardinal (see “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” the next time it’s shown on HBO).

  • rg9rts

    I hope that the maker holds him responsible for all the work he didn’t do.