New Yorkers to pay respects to Cardinal Edward Egan

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan played a prominent role in New York City after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and now New Yorkers are preparing to pay respects to the former archbishop after his death last week.

A public wake and a vigil Mass are scheduled at St. Patrick's Cathedral from noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Public visitation is scheduled for 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York, is to deliver the homily at Egan's funeral Mass set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's, where Egan will be buried beneath the high altar.

Egan died March 5 at age 82. He retired in 2009 after nine years of leading the Archdiocese of New York.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Egan anointed the dead and distributed rosaries to workers as they searched for survivors. Egan later presided over victims' funerals, sometimes three a day.