Sacked as an altar boy, but grateful to the Christian Brothers

Sir Peter Cosgrove

Peter Cosgrove is Australia's new Governor General. Already a Papal Knight, he is now the first man to be honoured under the reinstated Knighthoods of the Order of Australia. In this ABC interview, he recalls his Catholic upbringing.

- Talking Heads, ABC TV

He was once sacked as an altar boy for impersonating his parish priest, but Sir Peter is grateful to the Christian Brothers for getting him through school. Since then he has lived a life of public service. Listen as this remarkable Australian tells his life story in this ABC TV interview.

Watch at YouTube:

Peter Cosgrove's interview with Talking Heads - part 1 of 3 (ABC News/YouTube)

Peter Cosgrove's interview with Talking Heads - part 2 of 3 (ABC News/YouTube)

Peter Cosgrove's interview with Talking Heads - part 3 of 3 (ABC News/YouTube)

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