My dear people,
I am saddened to tell you that our beloved Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop of New York from 2000-2009, has gone home to the Lord.
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. He was rushed to NYU Langone Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 pm this afternoon.
Join me, please, in thanking God for his life, especially his generous and faithful priesthood.
Pray as well that the powerful mercy of Jesus, in which our Cardinal had such trust, has ushered him into heaven.
My sympathy to his natural family, who will grieve for their uncle, and to you, his spiritual family here in the Archdiocese of New York.
I’ll keep in touch as our arrangements are made.
May he rest in peace.
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
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