Spanish Bishop Xavier Novell resigned from his services for falling in love with a woman. Novell's decision to resign took the Roman Catholic Church by surprise. He was seen as the 'rising star' of the Catholic Church in the country. In fact, he even met the Vatican officials and the Pope several times.
In 2010, Novell became Spain's youngest bishop at the age of 41. He is infamous for his rather traditional views on abortion. Not only that, he even supported conversion therapy for homosexuals as well as carried out exorcisms. Also, he is highly vocal about Catalonian independence that has often landed him in trouble.