Dr. Jerome Lejeune Cause for Beatification Opened
Beatification for Jerome Lejeune?
Rome , Feb. 20, 2004 (CWNews.com) - Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini has called for the opening of a cause for the beatification of the late French geneticist Jerome Lejeune.
Cardinal Angelini made his proposal during the first day of a four-day meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Lejeune was appointed by Pope John Paul as the first president of that body when it was created in 1994. The French physician died just 33 days after the appointment.
Dr. Lejeune's daughter Clara wrote memoirs about him. You can read them in English as: "Life is a Blessing: A Biography of Jerome Lejeune: Geneticist, Doctor, Father", published by Ignatius Press.