Audrey’s son Andrew Nash
Audrey Nash says she is glad her son’s abuser died in jail but “it doesn’t take anything away”.
- Paedophile priest Francis Cable, known as Brother Romuald, died in prison on Monday
- The mother of a deceased victim says his death brings comfort, but doesn’t fix anything
- Family members says the Marist Brothers’ apologies are hollow
Ms Nash, 96, is the mother of Andrew Nash, the youngest clerical abuse victim to die by suicide in Australia.
He was abused at the hands of Francis Cable, known in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese as Brother Romuald.
Brother Romuald was 90 when he died in prison on Monday while serving a 16-year sentence for abusing 24 boys.
Andrew Nash was 13 when he took his life in his bedroom in October 1974.
“I am still left without Andrew and he will never be back,” Mrs Nash said.
“Our family, and all the drama and trauma that we’ve had since Andrew’s death, it’s still there every day.