A former bishop who came under fire for falling in love with a Satan-themed erotica writer has found a new job although it may sound odd.

Best known for his exorcisms, Xavier Novell is now reportedly undertaking a new job exporting pig semen. This involves the artificial insemination of pigs which, per reports, the 52-year-old masturbates from the animals.

Novell performs work for Semen Cardona which specializes in the artificial insemination of pigs in Spain and overseas. Further, Novell allegedly plays a direct role in the whole process, including getting particularly close to the animals to produce the valuable semen.

"Bishop Novell will work masturbating the pigs," a report said.

This is the new life that the Spanish bishop is undertaking since resigning after falling in love with a satanic porn writer. He is a student of demonology although some church people believe he was himself possessed after giving into temptation and abandoning his vow of celibacy.

Aside from his ties with Sylvia Caballol, Novell drew criticism for allegedly participating in gay conversion therapy. This was the draconian practice of trying to change people's sexuality.

Novell resigned after it was admitted that he had slept with Caballol. It was a total life change for the 52-year-old ex-bishop. He was the youngest bishop from Spain in 2010.

Aside from the exorcism and sleeping with Caballol, Novell also allegedly refused advice from Pope Francis to have an exorcism to "free his troubled spirit." It is believed that he performed exorcism while he was still a clergyman.

It was a sad turn of events for Novell who was seen as a rising star in Spain's Catholic Church. The decision to resign came as a surprise. However, the 52-year-old is said to have met several times with Vatican officials as well as the Pope himself.

In a report from BBC, neither the ex-bishop nor the novelist has responded to reports of their affair although Religión Digital quoted him as saying "I have fallen in love and want to do things properly".

The diocese has since responded by emphasizing that "corroboration or not of this story is a strictly personal matter for him alone."

Representation image: hogs, pigs
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