#Jerome Lejeune

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Pope Francis has recognised the "heroic virtues" of Professor Jerome Lejeune. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Professor Jerome Lejeune will be beatified in the future, provided that the Vatican attributes a miracle to him
  • Beatification is one step removed from sainthood
  • Lejeune in 1958 discovered that Down's syndrome sufferers are born with an extra chromosome