Xavier Novell has quit the Catholic Church after falling in love with an author of a satanic romantic fiction.
The 52-year-old cleric, who became Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010, resigned at the end of last month, citing “personal reasons”.
Catholic publication, Religión Digital, reported that he and Silvia are in a relationship.
Xavier said he had “fallen in love” and that he “wanted to do the right thing” when he was asked about his relationship with Silvia – who wrote The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust and the erotic trilogy Amnesia.
Silvia’s book, The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust, discusses occultism, sadism and covers “the raw struggle between good and evil, god and Satan and angels and demons”.
He is just human after all.