Francis And Sultan Men Of Peace - Full of new impressions, Francis returned to Italy from his visit to the Sultan. For the first time in his life, he had come into contact with a very different religion and culture. It had touched him profoundly. That would never have been possible if he had gone to the Middle East with the mentality of a crusader and had allowed his judgement to be clouded by all the prejudices that the Christian world harboured regarding Muslims. However, he had gone with a very different mind-set. His intention was to go and live among the Muslims in service, solidarity and peace - in the spirit of Jesus. This enabled him to look at Muslims from a different point of view, entirely new to him — with new eyes and from a fresh, more open perspective.