Jean-Jacques Pérennès, a Dominican, was born in France in 1949. He lived for many years in Algeria and then moved to Egypt where is presently directori of the Dominican Institute for Eastern Studies. From 2002 until 2010 he was also Provincial Vicar of the Dominicans in the Arab world. He wrote the biography of Mgr. Pierre Claverie, Bishop of Oran, killed in 1996, Vescovo tra i musulmani. Pierre Claverie, martire in Algeria, Città nuova, 2004 and Georges Anawati. Un chrétien égyptien devant le mystère de l’islam, Cerf, Paris 2008.