Cardinal of New York to visit London

 Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York, is coming to London on Sunday, 28 October, to celebrate Mass in London for those who were killed and the families and friends of those who died in terrorist attacks of 11 September. The Mass will take place at 10.30am. The Catholic Media Officer have announced that Cardinal Egan has been invited to say this Mass by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster. Several other Catholic bishops will be in attendance. Cardinal Edward Egan is currently chairing the month-long Synod of Bishops in Rome, which ends on 27 October. He has known Cardinal Murphy- O'Connor since they trained together for the priesthood in Rome in the 1950s. The Cardinal was born in 1932. He was ordained priest in 1958, ordained Auxiliary Bishop of New York in 1985, appointed Bishop of Bridgeport in 1988 and Archbishop of New York in 2000. He was created Cardinal at the same time as Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor on 21 February 2001.

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