A Spanish bishop known for his exorcisms has resigned after apparently falling in love with an author of satanic-themed erotic fiction, causing his former Catholic colleagues to fear that he is possessed by the devil.
Xavier Novell, 52, who became Spain’s youngest bishop when he was appointed in 2010, resigned in late August, with Church authorities in Solsona, Catalonia, citing “personal reasons” for her decision.
But sources cited by the Catholic publication Religión Digital this week confirmed rumors that Mr Novell had engaged in a relationship with Silvia Caballol, a psychologist and writer of erotic novels, causing him to put aside his vow of celibacy. .
He said he had “fallen in love” and “wanted to do the right thing”, according to reports, in reference to the relationship with the 38-year-old author of Gabriel’s Lust Hell and the erotic trilogy. Amnesia.
Ms. Caballol, divorced, is described by her publishing house Lacre as a “dynamic and transgressive author. [who] upsets our conceptions of morality and ethics ”.
In Amnesia, the author prophetically asks, “What happens when the attraction is stronger than any code of ethics or social pressure?”
Gabriel’s Lust Hell deals with occultism and sadism, as well as “the brutal struggle between good and evil, between God and Satan, and between angels and demons.”