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Archbishop and Choirmaster reconciled

The SMH reports this morning on the reconciliation that occurred on Sunday in St Mary's Cathedral Sydney between Cardinal Pell and reinstated choirmaster, David Russell.

The newspaper reports that Mr Russell received communion from Cardinal Pell and said after Mass that he welcome him back.

Mr Russell, in turn, said he "was thrilled to receive Communion from Archbishop Pell this morning" and he did not feel "any rancour at all" towards the church, despite being fired in circumstances found last week to be "harsh, unreasonable and unjust" by the Industrial Relations Commission, which ordered his reinstatement.

SMH – A chorus of approval as choirmaster make his return

Choirmaster to get job back (Sydney Morning Herald 2/6/04)
Choirmaster gets his job back (CathNews 2/6/04)
Cathedral Dean defends basis for sacking choirmaster (CathNews 20/8/03)
Choirmaster denies deceiving inquiry (30/7/03)
Choirmaster denies letting pedophile abuse boy (Sydney Morning Herald)
Choirmaster denies claims (Courier Mail)
Pedophile victim speaks out against sacked choirmaster (7/3/03)
Choirboy says abuse was watched (The Age)
Sydney Church sued over St Mary's choirmaster allegations (3/3/03)
Sacked Sydney choirmaster claims Archbishop was hijacked (10/2/03)
Parents back sacked choirmaster (Daily Telegraph)
Archbishop was hijacked, claims sacked choirmaster (Sydney Morning Herald)
Cathedral music director dismissed after 'extensive inquiry': church (ABC)
Statement of David Russell (9/2/03)
Pedophile victim to sue church over abuse in home of sacked choirmaster (Sydney Morning Herald 8/2/03)
Anger over sacking of Sydney Cathedral stalwart (6/2/03)
Archdiocese of Sydney | St Mary's Cathedral

7 Jun 2004