NEW YORK (WPIX) -- Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, will have surgery to implant a pacemaker his chest.
The surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but it's been postponed until a stomach problem the cardinal has been complaining about is resolved. Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling says Egan, 77, went to St. Vincent's Hospital with stomach pains, where doctors performed a battery of tests, and determined that he needs a pacemaker.
Right now, it's not known if he'll be able to officiate at any Holy Week services.
The cardinal will retire this month. Egan has led the diocese for nearly nine years; Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of Milwaukee, will succeed him.
Cardinal Egan Will Undergo Surgery to Get Pacemaker
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