Monday, April 02, 2007


In keeping with the tradition of the Catholic Church, Edward Cardinal Egan turns 75 today and has officially offered his letter of resignation to the pope.

Cardinal Egan is not actually expected to be leaving as head of the New York Archdiocese anytime soon. He is required to submit the letter within a day or two of his turning 75, but Pope Benedict is not required to accept it.

Some Catholics upset about the archdiocese's reorganization plan are hoping the pope will accept Egan's resignation, but others believe he should stay on as the head of the New York archdiocese.

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