April 2, 2012. (Romereports.com)
On April 2, the retired archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan turns 80 years old. His birthday means that because of his age, he is no longer eligible to vote in an eventual papal conclave.
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.