Statement of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on the Passing of Cardinal Egan

Cardinal_EganThe Diocese of Brooklyn joins all New Yorkers in extending our condolences to Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of New York on the passing of Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York. The Cardinal was a good friend of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are in the shadow of Manhattan. Yet, Cardinal Egan always was sensitive and respectful of the dignity of the Diocese and the Catholic Community here in the outer boroughs. He never failed to make the time to be present with us at pivotal moments in the life of the Diocese. Moreover, he both advocated for and celebrated the life of the church in Brooklyn and Queens.

He will be missed.