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Lejeune beatification cause proceeds to Rome

Catholic World News - February 24, 2012

The Archdiocese of Paris has announced that the diocesan phase of the cause for beatification of Jérôme Lejeune (1926-94) will conclude with an April 11 Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral. Lejuene, who served as the first president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, discovered the genetic origin of Down syndrome.

“It is an important first step as it marks the end of the informative process,” said Father Jean-Charles Nault, postulator of the cause. “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.”

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