ISBN 9789956728879
Pages 202
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Security for the Pope

In a Violent and Rebellious World

by Jordan Nyenyembe

Security issue has emerged in workshops and seminars as one of the pertinent themes of today. Global security is at stake as terror networks fuel hate and intolerance against the Christian minority. The Roman Catholic Church is subjected to threats by some radical section of Muslims, and fundamentalists from Pentecostal sects. Some Church ministers including popes have been targeted and attacked. Given such a situation; the security of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church is an urgent theme for reflection in response to the concrete situations facing the Church. Security issue cannot be treated as peripheral theme in contemporary ecclesiology.

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“There is a growing attention in academic and policy circles for the subject of security in an era of increasing global violence and rebellion. Nyenyembe’s book is really innovative in this field in the sense that it focuses on the security of the pope and that it is written not by a security specialist but by a theologian. While the author pleads for reinforcement of security for the Pope, he equally emphasises that this should not be done in a way that prevents the Pope from carrying out his pastoral mission. This is a well-written study based on sound theological arguments.”

Dr Piet Konings, African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands

About the Author

Jordan Nyenyembe

Jordan Nyenyembe is a Catholic theologian and priest of the Diocese of Mbinga in Tanzania. He has lectured at St. Augustine University of Tanzania and Vienna University respectively; where he earned his Doctoral title at the Faculty of Catholic Theology. Currently, he is doing pastoral work at St. Alois Gonzaga Parish in his home Diocese.