But not the sex scandal you normally imagine.
Xavier Novell was a Spanish bishop in the catholic cult, rabidly anti-gay and promoted the torture of “conversion therapy”. He was an extremist, even for them.
At least he’s not a pedophile.
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.
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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.
I like the QNews writer’s sense of humour.