Cardinal Edward Egan
Cardinal Edward Egan was eulogized from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached.
Monday begins a two-day public visitation for Egan. A man admired by many, the faithful are expected to pay their respects by the thousands.
Tributes are pouring in for Cardinal Edward Egan, who is being remembered as a man of faith who loved New York.
Egan, 82, died at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 p.m. of cardiac arrest.
He said that while the times certainly dictate what is needed in the leader of the Catholic church, there are what he called “five basic qualities” that they should look for.
Apologizing for his rusty Italian, Dolan peppered his remarks with his trademark good humor. He told the cardinals that evangelizing in today’s world required its missionaries to live and spread the faith with love, joy and “sorry to bring it up, but blood.”