A BISHOP well-known for performing exorcisms has give up the church after he reportedly fell in love with an writer of satanic erotic fiction.
Xavier Novell, 52, who turned Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010, has ditched his vow of celibacy after he met author and psychologist Silvia Caballol.
Xavier Novell resigned in late August, main some colleagues to consider he had been possessed by demons[/caption]
He resigned on the finish of final month for “private causes”, nevertheless it has been confirmed by the Catholic publication Religión Digital that he and Silvia are in a relationship.
He mentioned he had “fallen in love” and that he “needed to do the fitting factor” when he was requested about his relationship with Silvia who wrote The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust and the erotic trilogy Amnesia.
Silvia’s e book The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust discusses occultism, sadism and covers “the uncooked wrestle between good and evil, god and Devil and angels and demons”.
Horrified colleagues believed Xavier, who has practiced exorcisms for years, had been possessed by demons.
One informed Spanish media the state of affairs was “not an issue of celibacy however somewhat of infestation”.
Some sources even declare that Pope Francis urged Xavier to have an exorcism himself to “free his troubled spirit” – however he refused.
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Xavier met his girlfriend, who’s an knowledgeable in Satanism, after he was drawn to check demonology.
The bishop has come below hearth earlier than for his “homosexual conversion remedy”, a pseudo-therapy that goals to push gay folks in direction of heterosexuality.
He was accused of holding a marriage between a lady and one of many younger males who attended the “remedy” – with out the assist or consent of the native priest or bride’s dad and mom.
He has additionally been an outspoken supporter of independence for Catalonia.
Two former ministers from the insurgent Catalan authorities who had been imprisoned on fees of sedition had been a few of those that expressed their assist of Xavier’s resignation.
He provided former members of the Parliament of Catalonia Josep Rull and Jordi Turull, who had been in Lledoners jail, ‘religious consolation’.
Mr Rull mentioned: “Bishop Novell has at all times been by the aspect of political prisoners, with phrases and, above all, with deeds, turning into one of many few exceptions from the Catalan Church hierarchy.”