Marcel Clement

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Person.png Marcel ClementRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(academic, journalist, editor)
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Probably in 1991
DiedApril 8, 2005
ChildrenPascal Clement
Member ofLe Cercle


Marcel Clement meeting Pope Jean-Paul II, who predeceased him by 6 days.[1]

Marcel Clement was a philosopher, writer, scholar, journalist, editor and French teacher. He was a professor of philosophy who specialised in the social doctrine of the Church. He was an editor of the Catholic newspaper L'Homme Nouveau from 1962-1998. He promoted of Ultramontanism (a Catholic belief found that emphasised the prerogatives and powers of the Pope) and said to have influenced a generation of Catholics.[2][3]

Family connections

He is the brother of Andrew Clement, founder of the Faculté Libre de Philosophie Comparée in Paris. He is the father of Pascal Clement, politician and former minister of justice in the cabinet of prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and uncle of Francis Xavier Clément, philosopher, diocesan director of Catholic Education of the Loire. Among the books he wrote was the 1960 book 'Le Communisme face à Dieu: Marx, Mao, Marcuse.'[3]

Deep political connections

Joël van der Reijden cites a "1986 Bihay gendarmerie document" as stating "Marcel Clement: principal leader of the Pinay Committee."[3]


  2. "In his inaugural address, the new President of the Departmental Assembly said he was "particularly excited and proud" to succeed Pascal Clement, Lucien Neuwirth and Antoine Pinay."
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