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Cardinal Edward Egan dies at 82; former archbishop of New York
Cardinal Edward Egan dies at 82; former archbishop of New York

Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82. Egan died of cardiac arrest at a New York hospital, the archdiocese announced. As a child he survived polio, which affected his health as an adult, and he also used a pacemaker. Egan retired in 2009 after nine years as archbishop and was replaced by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In 2000, Egan was chosen by Pope John Paul II for the difficult job of succeeding larger-than-life Cardinal John O'Connor, who was a major figure not only in the city, but in...

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