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Dr. Jérôme Lejeune.- Pro Life Hero- case for Canonisation proceeds.

Posted by Joseph on 21 April, 2012

Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994) was a doctor and researcher, but a faithful Catholic first. Seeing Christ in the all men, he used the talents God gave him to seek to cure, alleviate suffering, and to bring dignity to the mentally handicapped, a class of people who are often misunderstood and misrepresented.

The father of modern genetics, he was awarded the Kennedy Prize in 1962 for the discovery of the chromosomal cause of Trisomy 21, the cause of Down’s Syndrome.

He was a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and recognized with numerous international titles.

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.

“It is an important first step as it marks the end of the informative process. At this stage, there is no conclusion on the part of the Church because the qualitative study of the life and virtues will be carried out in the framework of the Roman process, which will begin after the close of the diocesan process,” specified Father Jean-Charles Nault, postulator of the cause.

“Numerous testimonies of prayer for the beatification of Jérôme Lejeune come to us from all over the world, sent by families who knew him, as well as by a new generation of young people involved in the Service of Life and of wise men happy to manifest that there is no contradiction between faith and science,” explained Mayté Varaut, president of the Association of Friends of Professor Jérôme Lejeune.

On 11th April The Archdiocese of Paris has officially conclude the diocesan phase of the cause for his canonization with a Mass for life in the Notre Dame Cathedral


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