Papal conclave to begin next week

Papal conclave to begin next week

VATICAN CITY, March 8 (UPI) -- Roman Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome will begin electing a new pope Tuesday to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Vatican said Friday.

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Fugitive former priest dies on Martinique

BALTIMORE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A former Catholic priest accused of molesting boys in Connecticut and Maryland has died in Martinique and an alleged victim says "a monster is dead."

Conn. court opens priest abuse files

HARTFORD, Conn., May 22 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court decided Friday to open legal files in 23 lawsuits claiming abuse by Roman Catholic priests in the Bridgeport diocese.

Egan attends mass despite hospitalization

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Recently hospitalized Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop of New York, said he felt "pretty good" while attending a service at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
New York Cardinal Egan hospitalized

New York Cardinal Egan hospitalized

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop of New York, has been hospitalized and is due to receive a pacemaker once his strength returns, his spokesman says.
Dolan named archbishop of New York

Dolan named archbishop of New York

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee will become the new Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, Vatican officials announced Monday.

Catholic 'civil war' on abortion policy

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A split has developed in the U.S. Catholic Church over abortion, with some bishops taking a harder line while some Catholics argue for a soft approach.
Cardinal: Giuliani agreed on communion

Cardinal: Giuliani agreed on communion

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Edward Egan of New York says former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani broke a secret pledge by receiving communion at a papal mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Chicago to settle police-torture suit

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago has reportedly reached an agreement with four men who allegedly were tortured for their confessions by former police commander Jon Burge.

Torture investigator Boyle dead at 71

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Lawyer Robert Boyle, who investigated reports of alleged torture by Chicago police, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 71.

Chocolate Jesus show shut down

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- A New York hotel has canceled the Holy Week exhibit of a 6-foot tall nude chocolate Jesus, following a burst of protest.

N.Y. Archdiocese closing churches

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The New York Archdiocese announced Friday it plans to close 10 Roman Catholic parishes and merge 11 others.

Cardinal Egan of New York defends himself

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Cardinal Edward Egan, head of the New York archdiocese, defended himself against charges made by an anonymous group of priests at a meeting with his top aides.

Pope holds private meeting with cardinals

VATICAN CITY, March 23 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI held a day of discussion and reflection with most of the Roman Catholic Church's cardinals Thursday.
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Edward Egan
NYP2000051110 - 05 MAY 2000, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Archbishop designate Edward Egan, stands on the steps of St. Patricks Cathedral, New York, May 11, to speak to the press. Archbishop Edward Egan, was named today by the Vatican to replace Cardinal O'Connor as the Leader of the 2.4 million Catholics. UPI/hrc Hayden Roger Celestin

Edward Michael Egan (born April 2, 1932) is an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Bridgeport from 1988 to 2000, and as Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001.

The third of four children, Edward Egan was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Thomas and Genevieve (née Costello) Egan. His father was a sales manager and his mother was a homemaker and former teacher; his parents' families were from County Mayo and County Clare, Ireland. In 1943, Egan and his older brother contracted polio, causing them to miss two years of school while convalescing at home.

He graduated from Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, where he had been student body president and editor of the student newspaper and yearbook, in 1951. Egan then entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, from where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He was sent to further his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

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