A Spanish nun, Sister Lucia Caram, has received angry messages and death threats from furious Catholics after she suggested that Mary and Joseph had sex like a “normal couple” would.

This claim, which was told to viewers of her television appearance in Spain on Sunday, is directly contrary to the Virgin Mary of scripture, hence the outrage. However, this argument isn’t much of a surprise since Sister Caram describes herself as a “restless and disturbing” nun.

“It’s hard to believe and hard to take in. We’ve ended up with the rules we’ve invented without getting to the true message,” she posited.

1. Llegar al AVE y que un hombre te diga: Soy católico y vd. lleva hábito y no debe hablar de política. Y que no haya alternativa y que insista en que te ve en TV, -cuando hace unos meses que ni voy por falta de tiempo- te hace pensar: ¿Católico? Sin palabra

— Sor Lucía Caram (@sorluciacaram) June 28, 2018

She believes that the Catholic Church has tried to dismiss this issue as if it were something considered “dirty or hidden.”

The Bishop of Vic in Spain was quick to cast aside her claim, arguing that Mary’s virginity is something that is not in question, hence statements to the contrary are not in-line with the teachings of the faith. He also made sure to apologize to those who have been misled or confused by what she said.

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According to The New York Post, Catholics, at large, have not taken too kindly to her remarks challenging scripture. There is currently an online petition demanding that she is taken out of the order and many have even given the nun death threats amid this controversy.

“As I see it, Mary obviously loved Joseph… I wanted to say that it wouldn’t shock me if she had a normal couple’s relationship with Joseph, her husband,” Caram argued.

“This shocked a lot of people, perhaps because there was no opportunity for clarification. But I think that my fidelity to, and love for, the church, the gospel and Jesus’ project are clear - as the certainty that sex is neither dirty nor something to be condemned, and that marriage and sex are a blessing.”

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