CBC Fremantle students to meet with Pope Francis


Preston Hinton, CBC vice principal Domenic Burgio and Toby Tomlinson.
Preston Hinton, CBC vice principal Domenic Burgio and Toby Tomlinson.

TWO local high school students are among just 12 from around the world granted a rare chance to meet the Pope this week.

CBC Fremantle students Preston Hinton and Toby Tomlinson are the only Australians invited to participate in a three-day international symposium with Pope Francis in Vatican City.

The Scholas Occurrentes program will give Preston and Toby the chance to discuss how they would work on issues like the environment, war and peace with the other participating students before presenting their proposal to the Pope.

CBC Fremantle principal Shaun Kenny said it was an amazing opportunity for the students.

“We encourage all our students to see themselves as stewards of our world,” he said.

“As a school in the tradition of Edmund Rice, we are deeply aware of the need to care for our fellow beings; which also means caring for the home of our children and their children.”