Cardinal Egan Released From Hospital

New York Cardinal Edward Egan is out of the hospital, according to reports.

Egan was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday with stomach pain. Doctors then discovered a heart condition.

"The Cardinal's stomach pains had eased sufficiently, and his doctors felt that he should return home to continue to rest and recuperate," Archdiocese spokesman Joe Zwilling said in a statement Tuesday.

It's not clear whether Egan will be able to celebrate any of the Holy Week and Easter masses at St. Patrick's Cathedral this week. Decisions will be made on a day-by-day basis, depending on how he is feeling.

Also still to be determined is the date for the implant of a pacemaker.  Because this is not an emergency situation, the doctors have allowed for some flexibility in the scheduling of the procedure.

Egan's replacement, Timothy Dolan, is scheduled to be installed next week.

The archdiocese serves 2.5 million Catholics in New York City and its northern suburbs.

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