The Sultan and the Saint
Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 2 a.m.
Also airs on Fusion on Friday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m.
This new film tells the little-known story of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Muhammad Al-Kamil, two charismatic men of different faiths who met on a bloody battlefield and found common ground.
In 1219, during the height of the Crusades—the bitter religious war between Muslims and Christians—St. Francis risked his life in an attempt to bring peace. What he encountered when he crossed enemy lines was a Muslim leader who welcomed him, listened with respect and ultimately responded with one of the greatest humanitarian acts in the history of warfare.
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, THE SULTAN AND THE SAINT combines sweeping drama with historical context from authors and religious scholars to create an inspiring and timely story of peace and reconciliation.
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