Eighth Centenary of the Encounter between Saint Francis and the Sultan
Next year is the 8th centenary of the meeting of Saint Francis with the Sultan Al-Kamil in 1219, a significant celebration not only from a historical point of view, but also having a current perspective for the purpose of interreligious dialogue. The documentary film, The Sultan and the Saint (U.S.A. 2016) by director Alex Kronomer was screened on Friday May 11th in the Sala Romanica of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi.
The Director, Alex Kronomer, and Patrick Carolan, Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network, were present at the viewing. A moment of discussion and dialogue with Mr. Kronomer after the showing was moderated by Fr. Silvestro Bejan, teacher of Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue at the Theological Institute of Assisi