MONSIGNOR Francis Slattery held an event at his Milnthorpe presbytery to celebrate the start of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017.

The event, from February 1 to 7, was adopted by the United Nations in 2010 to celebrate peace, harmony and common values shared by people of different faiths and beliefs.

Father Slattery has been a priest for more than 60 years and has been helping to bring different faiths together in Cumbria for many years. For more, visit