Spanish bishop resigned over his love for a writer of satan-themed erotic fiction

Spain's youngest Catholic bishop, Xavier Novell, resigned last month after confessing that he fell in love with the author of Satanic-themed erotic fiction. Novell was a high-profile bishop in Solsona, Catalonia who made waves for his support of the Catalan independence movement, conducted exorcisms, and backing of bullshit "conversion therapy" to "change" a person's sexual orientation. His girlfriend Silvia Caballol has written such literary masterpieces as El infierno en la lujuria de Gabriel (The Hell of Gabriel's Lust). From the BBC News:

In the blurb for one of her works, the reader is promised a journey into sadism, madness and lust and a struggle between good and evil, God and Satan with a plot to shake one's values and religious beliefs.

Neither the ex-bishop, who is now 52, nor the novelist have responded to the reports although Religión Digital quoted him as saying "I have fallen in love and want to do things properly".

The Catholic Church didn't have much to say about the matter although Dominican nun Lucía Caram described Novell as "out of his mind."

Nowell is currently seeking work as an agronomist.

image: crop of cover of El infierno en la lujuria de Gabriel by Silvia Caballol Clemente