Spain’s Roman Catholic episcopal conference yesterday removed the right of anti-gay Bishop Xavier Novell to undertake any religious duties. The conference confirmed that Novell quit the church last month to marry Silvia Caballol, a writer of satanic erotica.
Xavier Novell became Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010 aged just 40, presiding over the 12th-century Solsona Cathedral. He previously endorsed conversion therapy and carried out the occasional exorcism. His strident opposition to gay rights led to battles within the Spanish Church. One well-known nun described him as ‘out of his mind’ for promoting conversion therapy. Mind you, Sr Lucía Caram might not be a typical nun. She previously received death threats after saying the Virgin Mary was not a virgin. Lord knows what she’d say about my double virgin olive oil.
When he resigned in November, the Catholic Church cited personal reasons and refused any additional detail. However, the conference stated yesterday that he contracted a civil marriage with Silvia Caballol on November 22.
The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust
Silvia Caballol is divorced, a psychologist and writes fiction, specifically satanic erotica.
Her books include The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust. She promises the reader a journey into sadism, madness and lust and a struggle between good and evil, God and Satan. She says the plot will shake your values and religious beliefs.
Well, it certainly worked for the bishop – gave his values, or something, a good shake.
Neither the former bishop nor the writer made any comment on their relationship so far. However, one outlet quotes Xavier Novell as saying, “I have fallen in love and want to do things properly.”
Praise the Dark Lord.
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