Vatican City, Feb 8, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Pontifical Academy for Life will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its foundation by Pope John Paul II by honoring the late French geneticist and pro-life leader Jerome Lejeune.
The Academy, founded by Pope John Paul II in 1994, will hold its 10th General Assembly from February 19 to 22 in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall.
February 19 will be entirely dedicated to the celebration of the anniversary.
Three themes will be developed on that day: the activities of the Pontifical Academy for Life during its first ten years; a commemoration of the late Professor Lejeune, first President of the Academy; and the teachings of Pope John Paul II on human life.