A BISHOP well-known for performing exorcisms has stop the church after he reportedly fell in love with an creator of satanic erotic fiction.
Xavier Novell, 52, who grew to become Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010, has allegedly ditched his vow of celibacy after he met author 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 reported by Catholic publication Religión Digital that he and Silvia are in a relationship.
Xavier mentioned he had “fallen in love” and that he “needed to do the best 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 battle 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 scenario was “not an issue of celibacy however slightly 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 the author, who’s an professional in Satanism, after he was drawn to check demonology.
The bishop has beforehand come beneath fireplace earlier than for his hyperlinks to so-called “homosexual conversion remedy”.
He was accused of holding a marriage between a girl and one of many younger males who attended the “remedy” – with out the help or consent of the native priest or bride’s mother and father.
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 help of Xavier’s resignation.
He provided former members of the Parliament of Catalonia Josep Rull and Jordi Turull, who had been in Lledoners jail, “non secular 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.”