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Retired New York Archbishop Edward Egan turns 80. Elector Cardinals drops to 123

Egan served as archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009. He was elevated to a cardinal in 2001 by John Paul II. ;

Born in Illinois in 1932, he went on to study at the North American College in Rome as well as the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained as a priest in 1957.

The College of Cardinals is made up of 213 members. With Egan?s birthday, the number of elector cardinals drops to 123. ;