Media attention has turned on Xavier Novell and his alleged girlfriend Silvia Caballol after he resigned as a bishop last month.
Xavier Novell resigned in August from his role. The Roman Catholic Church cited strictly personal reasons at the time without revealing many details about his departure.
Who is Xavier Novell?
Xavier became Spain’s youngest bishop in 2010 at the age of 41. He took this role in Solsona, which is based in the north-eastern region of Catalonia.
Xavier gave his resignation as bishop of the town of Solsona in late August of this year.
The news left everyone surprised as at the time only personal reasons were cited about his departure.
Who is Silvia Caballol?
According to Religión Digital, Xavier and Silvia are in a relationship. It’s not clear how long the couple have been together.
The publication has added that the bishop was looking for a new job in the Barcelona region as a result of his new relationship.
As reported by the BBC, Silvia is a psychologist, author and erotic novelist. The outlet has reported that she has written books such as The Hell of Gabriel’s Lust and the trilogy Amnesia.
Silvia, who is 38 years old and is from Barcelona, is described by her publisher as a “dynamic and transgressive author [who] turns upside down our ideas of morality and ethics”.
According to reports, Xavier and Silvia are living together in Manresa, which is 50km from Solsona.