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Statement of The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, On the Retirement of His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan
While the joy of today naturally belongs to the new Archbishop of New York, I want to take a moment to acknowledge as well the contributions of His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, to the local Church of New York and to the universal Church.
Cardinal Egan has zealously and faithfully led the Archdiocese of New York during difficult days, and has been a loving and dedicated shepherd to the faithful, and indeed to all of the people of New York.
I have known Cardinal Egan for some four decades – starting from my own seminarian days in Rome through to our common service to the Church as priests and bishops. I have always valued his friendship and admired his many gifts.
My God continue to bless him as he begins this new phase of ministry to the Church.