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Death of paedophile priest Francis Cable, aka Brother Romuald, makes victim’s mum glad

Audrey’s son Andrew Nash

Title: Death of paedophile priest Francis Cable, aka Brother Romuald, makes victim’s mum glad
Authors: Giselle Wakatama and Bridget Murphy
Publisher: ABC News Newcastle
Date:  14SEP2022

Audrey Nash says she is glad her son’s abuser died in jail but “it doesn’t take anything away”.

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.

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