FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008, file photo, New York Cardinal Edward Egan, center, joins candidates Sens. John McCain, left, and Barack Obama at the 63rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner in New York. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died, Thursday, March 5, 2015, of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Andrew Theodorakis, Pool, File) (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK – Cardinal Edward Egan played a prominent role in New York City after the Sept.