.- Cardinal Edward Egan, the outgoing Archbishop of New York City, was released from St. Vincent’s Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Doctors felt his stomach pains had eased sufficiently to return home to rest and recover. According to a Tuesday press release from the Archdiocese of New York, no decision has been reached about the cardinal’s participation in Holy Week Services. His participation will depend on how he is feeling.
Cardinal Egan’s stomach pains delayed an operation to install a pacemaker. The new date for the surgery has not yet been set.
The cardinal will retire as Archbishop on April 15, 2009 when Archbishop Timothy Dolan is installed as the new Archbishop of New York. The cardinal has led the Archdiocese since June 2000.