ABC Radio interview with Blue Mountains Bushfires hero Serge Rosato

25/11/2014

Serge Rosato News Story
Photo: Alphonsus Fok

St Thomas Aquinas Primary School Springwood Principal Serge Rosato, a hero of the 2013 Blue Mountains Bushfires, has appeared on ABC Local Radio’s Conversions with Richard Fidler.

Led by Sergio, the school was forced to evacuate more than 600 staff and students on 17 October 2013 as the bushfires threatened the school property. The students and staff walked calmly and bravely to safety despite some of their own homes being damaged or lost during the fires.

As part of a Thanksgiving Ceremony at St Thomas Aquinas Springwood to mark the one year anniversary of the bushfires, Pope Francis conferred Serge with the Papal Medal ‘Benemerenti’.

The Benemerenti Medal is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for service to the Catholic Church.

Listen to Serge’s interview with Richard Fidler at ABC Local Radio

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