|Vatican||NEW YORK ARCHBISHOP MEETS WITH POPE|
New York's new archbishop, Edward Egan, had his first private meeting with Pope John Paul II on Monday.|
The Vatican, as is its custom, released no details of the private morning audience in the Apostolic Palace.
Egan, 68, came to Rome last week to receive the symbolic pallium, a band of lambs' wool the pope bestows on new archbishops to signify the bond between pontiff and bishop.
Egan was not immediately available for comment. He was expected to travel back to New York on Tuesday.
Egan was head of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, diocese when he was chosen in May by the pope as spiritual leader of New York's 2.4 million Catholics. He succeeded Cardinal John O'Connor, who died of brain cancer.