(CNN)A bishop in Spain has had his clerical powers removed following his marriage to a “transgressive” author of erotica with satanic undertones.
The diocese of Solsona — the build apart Xavier Novell Goma has been serving as a bishop — issued an announcement on Saturday that acknowledged Novell is now forbidden from administering the sacraments and attention-grabbing in any active teaching, “each in public and non-public,” even even supposing he can peaceful preserve his region as a bishop.
In step with the assertion, Novell, bishop emeritus of Solsona, entered into a civil marriage with Silvia Caballol on November 22, 2021, in the province of Barcelona. The assertion then refers to Canon 1394.1 of the Catholic Church, which states that “a clergyman attempting marriage, despite the fact that handiest civilly, will be enviornment to suspension.”
Novell turned Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010, former 41, when he changed into as soon as appointed to Solsona, a miniature city to the north of Barcelona in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia space.
Now, following his marriage to Caballol, Novell is not very in a position to “exercise the rights and functions inherent in the episcopal space of enterprise,” the assertion from his diocese acknowledged.
Neither Novell nor Caballol has yet issued an announcement referring to the suspension of Novell’s clerical powers or their fresh marriage.
In step with reporting by the BBC, Novell has supported jubilant conversion therapy and has also performed exorcisms.
Caballol, 38, began her profession as a novelist in 2015, per a profile on the online build apart of living of her author, Lacre. She is trained in scientific psychology as effectively as sexology and yoga, the profile says, and has also studied Catholicism and Islam.
She is described on the author’s internet build apart of living as “an particular particular individual that longs to are residing to the fullest” and a “seeker of unique emotions and sensations.”
Lacre also calls Caballol a “dynamic and transgressive author who has carved a niche for herself in the thorny literary world to flip all our comely and ethical considerations upside down.”
Undoubtedly one of Caballol’s novels — titled “The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust” — guarantees to pass the reader to a world the build apart they would possibly be able to in discovering “psychopathy, sects, sadism, insanity, the unreality of immorality and the inaccurate battle between correct and corrupt, between God and Devil, and between the angels and demons.”
CNN’s Duarte Mendonca contributed to this yarn.