The admiration and the profound respect for Professor Olivier Clément is connected to his life-ling work dedicated to the mystery (sacrament) of the human being. His extensive beautiful courses of Theology, History of the Church, and Theology of the Holy Fathers revealed to me the importance for the contemporary Christians and society of the following aspects: who is the man, permanently discussing on the man human being, and highlighting the perfect beauty given to the man by Man God. Olivier Clément respected each human being, considering him in the image of God, therefore deserving all the possible honour, because God gave to the man all the possible divine honour and love.
His Eminence, Metropolitan IOSIF,
Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate of
Western and Southern Europe,
Limours - Paris