- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Doctors have postponed surgery for a pacemaker implant for Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop of New York.

New York Archdiocese spokesman Joe Zwilling said Sunday evening that the surgery scheduled for Monday morning would be temporarily delayed until Egan could regain his strength.

The 77-year-old Egan was admitted to St. Vincent’s Hospital on Saturday night with stomach pains.

Zwilling said a new date for the surgery hasn’t been scheduled.

It’s unknown whether the cardinal will participate in Holy Week activities.

Egan is retiring this month after leading the archdiocese for nearly nine years. Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will succeed him.

The archdiocese serves 2.5 million Catholics in about 400 parishes.

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