March 6, 2015
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY – Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , died Thursday March 5, 2015. In May of 2009, at the age of seventy-seven, Cardinal Egan retired as Archbishop of New York.
Cardinal Egan was born on April 2, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois. His Eminence was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on December 15, 1957.
Cardinal Egan was consecrated a bishop in 1985. From 1985 – 1988, Cardinal Egan served as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar for Education of the Archdiocese of New York. In 1988 he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport by Pope John Paul II. In the year 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of New York and made a cardinal in 2001.
The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center while under treatment at the hospital. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Cardinal Egan was the 12th bishop and 9th archbishop and 7th Cardinal for New York City. Funeral arrangements are pending.