Cardinal Edward Egan, former New York archbishop, dies at 82

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Cardinal Edward M. Egan, retired archbishop of New York, is seen during the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Religion News Service photo by Gregory A. Shemitz

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NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Edward Egan was never beloved by priests or parishioners as were the men who preceded and followed him in office, but he also had a tough job to do.