The funeral of Edward Cardinal Egan at St. Patrick’s

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan is being eulogized Tuesday from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached, the same place where thousands of mourners paid their respects the previous day to the late Catholic leader who shepherded the faithful after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

A funeral Mass for the 82-year-old Roman Catholic prelate who led the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York for nearly a decade is being celebrated Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Egan’s successor as archbishop, is to preside.

An Illinois native, Egan died March 5 of a heart attack after he finished lunch at his Manhattan residence. He’s to be interred in a crypt under the main altar of the cathedral that is the seat of the New York archdiocese.

A theological force at the Vatican, Egan was an authority on church law tapped by Pope John Paul II to help revise the Code of Canon Law for the global church. Egan later oversaw an overhaul of New York church finances, eliminating a multi-million-dollar debt. He retired in 2009.

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