Archbishop William E. Lori, who succeeded Edward Cardinal Egan as Bishop of Bridgeport, CT, issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of his predecessor.
“I was saddened to learn earlier today of the sudden death of His Eminence, Cardinal Egan. During my years as Bishop of Bridgeport I came to know Cardinal Egan as a man who served the diocese and the universal Church with great distinction. His impressive record of accomplishment was a reflection of his energy, enthusiasm, and great devotion to the Church. He was especially committed to increasing vocations to the priesthood and to sharing with others in the Church his unique grasp of canon law. May the Lord grant rest to one who gave so much to the Church in so many different ways throughout his many years of generous service.”