A bishop resigned from the Catholic Church after falling in love with an erotica novelist who writes fiction tinged with satanic imagery, in response to Spanish media studies.
With the Vatican’s approval, Xavier Novell, 52, resigned final month, citing normal private causes. Extra particulars emerged in current days with Spanish information website Faith Digital reporting he left due to a relationship with writer and psychologist Silvia Caballol, a 38-year-old divorcee who has written tales resembling The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust.
Novell now reportedly lives in Manresa, Spain, with Caballol and is in search of work as an agronomist.
Pope Francis introduced in August he had accepted the resignation of Novell and appointed Bishop Romà Casanova Casanova of Vic to switch him. The Spanish Episcopal Convention additionally accepted Novell’s resignation.
“Bishop Novell took the choice after a time of reflection, discernment and prayer, on the finish of which he spontaneously introduced to the Holy Father his scenario and his resignation of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Solsona,” the convention stated.
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Novell, who turned Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010, beforehand admitted to falling in love with an 18-year-old lady in his youth and confirmed he needed marriage and kids earlier than he determined to affix the church, in response to the BBC . He additionally carried out exorcisms and supported homosexual conversion practices, the report stated.
Neither Novell nor Caballol has commented on being a pair.
The Spanish Diocese stated the scenario is “a strictly private matter for [Novell] alone.”