Bushfire hero Serge Rosato awarded medal from the Pope

By B.c Lewis
Updated October 21 2014 - 3:19pm, first published 12:00am
 Principal Serge Rosato (right) shares a light moment before the ceremony with Faulconbridge brigade volunteer Vincent Hurley. Mr Rosato has repeatedly praised the actions of the emergency services who worked tirelessly on the day to save lives and property.
Principal Serge Rosato (right) shares a light moment before the ceremony with Faulconbridge brigade volunteer Vincent Hurley. Mr Rosato has repeatedly praised the actions of the emergency services who worked tirelessly on the day to save lives and property.
Serge Rosato, St Thomas Aquinas Primary School principal, who walked 500 students to safety at the height of the Linksview Road fire only to discover his home had been destroyed was awarded the Gold Papal Medal on Friday.
Serge Rosato, St Thomas Aquinas Primary School principal, who walked 500 students to safety at the height of the Linksview Road fire only to discover his home had been destroyed was awarded the Gold Papal Medal on Friday.
Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher conferred the Benemerenti medal on behalf of Pope Francis in recognition of his singular service to the Christian life .
Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher conferred the Benemerenti medal on behalf of Pope Francis in recognition of his singular service to the Christian life .

St Thomas Aquinas school principal Serge Rosato was honoured with a "rare" medal from the Pope on Friday during a moving service at the school to commemorate a year on from the fires.

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