Cardinal Edward Egan Has Died

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Cardinal Edward Egan waves before Timothy Dolan's Mass of Installation at St. Patrick's Cathedral April 15, 2009 in New York City. Dolan, 59, the former Milwaukee archbishop, is taking over the nation's second-largest diocese from Cardinal Edward Egan who is retiring after nine years.
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Cardinal Edward Egan died Thursday afternoon of cardiac arrest at NYU Langone Medical Center, according to a spokesperson from the New York Archdiocese. He was 82. Egan led the New York Archdiocese for nine years, and was succeeded by Cardinal Timothy Dolan in 2009. 

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