This week, a nun in Italy gave birth to a baby boy, though the El Salvadoran woman told the doctors at the hospital that she had no idea she was pregnant.
The nun lives in the small city of Rieti and complained to fellow nuns at the convent where she lives that she was having stomach pains this Wednesday, January 15. An ambulance came to pick her up to take her to the hospital where she gave birth a short time later.
“I did not know I was pregnant,” the Ansa news agency quoted the nun as saying. “I only felt a stomach pain.”
Rieti’s mayor Simone Petrangeli asked the public and media to respect the woman’s privacy.
Local pastor Don Fabrizio Borrello told journalists that the nun planned to take care of the baby, who she has named Francis after the current Pope.
Well, we know there’s got to be more to this story. Was the 31-year old woman pregnant before she joined the convent? If not, someone’s got some explaining to do as nuns are supposed to follow a vow of chastity.
Or is this another case of Immaculate Conception? The movie Agnes of God also comes to mind. Sorry God. 🙁