FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2008








His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today on the death of His Eminence, Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ.




“It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing this morning of His Eminence, Avery Cardinal Dulles at his residence here in New York. Cardinal Dulles was an eminent theologian and professor of Theology in seminaries and universities throughout the nation, including the Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York, Saint Joseph’s in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers. All of us here in the Archdiocese are very much indebted to him for his wisdom and priestly example. We were delighted to be able to arrange a meeting between Cardinal Dulles and Pope Benedict XVI when the Holy Father was at our Seminary last April. I express my heartfelt condolences to the family of Cardinal Dulles and to the Jesuit community here in New York and across the world. Tomorrow morning, I will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in my chapel for the repose of the soul of this distinguished Son of Saint Ignatius, an esteemed collaborator and dear friend.”