Monday, July 23, 2012

Jerome Lejeune

Nice piece by Leticia Velasquez on the late Pro-Lifer Jerome Lejeune.


Jerome Lejeune (1926-1994) was a doctor and researcher who is considered the father of modern genetics. He was awarded the Kennedy Prize in 1962 for the discovery of Trisomy 21, the cause of Down syndrome.

Lejeune was a personal friend of Blessed Pope John Paul II, who appointed him the founding president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Four and a half years after the opening of the cause of canonization of Dr. Lejeune (June 28, 2007), and 18 years after his death, the diocesan process has ended, and his cause was sent to Rome with a Mass for life at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/inspired-by-jerome-lejeune/#ixzz21Ux0QrkL

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