LIVE: Funeral being held for Cardinal Egan

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Archbishop Edward

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Archbishop Edward Michael Egan (L) stands with several Cardinals (R) at the beginning of the Mass of Installation 19 June, 2000 in New York City. Egan was installed as the head of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, replacing John Cardinal O'Connor who died in May. (Credit: PETER MORGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - The funeral for Cardinal Edward Egan is being held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

Egan retired in 2009 after nine years of leading the archdiocese. He died on March 5 after a heart attack at age 82.

His successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is the celebrant for the afternoon funeral that follows a public viewing.

Participants listed on the Mass program include Metropolitan Opera soloists Renee Fleming and Matthew Polenzani. Fleming sang at Egan's 2000 installation.

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