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Source:  National Catholic Reporter

What impact can one encounter make?

While details are scarce about the meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt in the 13th century amid the Fifth Crusade, it has become an important symbol of interfaith dialogue and the pursuit of peace, even in the midst of great conflict.

“It just seemed like this is a story for our time,” writer and director Alex Kronemer told the National Catholic Reporter, “This idea that a simple Christian friar met with a mighty Muslim leader and together they had a relatively brief encounter that had enormous consequences.”

“The Sultan and the Saint” premieres tonight on most PBS stations.

Read the story at the National Catholic Reporter.

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