NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Yorkers are paying their respects to the late Cardinal Edward Egan, who died last week at age 82.
Monday began a two-day public visitation for Egan — a man admired by many.
“He was a man of great spirit and great heart and he loved this city and he loved everyone in it,” Seaford resident Trish Crighton told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell.
Egan’s casket arrived at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Monday morning met by his successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who escorted the casket inside to Egan’s waiting family.
“He loved this city, he loved his priests and sisters and parishes and especially the people,” Dolan said last week.
Dolan will deliver the homily at Egan’s funeral Mass Tuesday afternoon at St. Patrick’s.
CBSNewYork.com will have a live stream of Egan’s funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.