Nuns at the same convent were equally surprised
Nuns at the same convent were equally surprised
Nuns at the same convent were equally surprised

A nun who gave birth to a baby boy in the central Italian city of Rieti, said she had no idea she was pregnant, local media report.

The 31-year-old was rushed to hospital with abdominal pains, which she thought were stomach cramps.

The young mother, who is originally from El Salvador, reportedly named her newborn Francis after the current Pope.

The mayor of Rieti, Simone Petrangeli has appealed to the public and media to respect the woman’s privacy.

The news has drawn international attention to the small city of 47,700 inhabitants.

The nun called the ambulance on Wednesday morning. A few hours later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis.  The nun named her child after the Pope.

“I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain,” she was quoted as saying by the Ansa news agency.

People at the hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for the mother and her child, Italian media say.

The woman belongs to a convent near Rieti, which manages an old people’s home.

Fellow nuns at the convent said they were “surprised” by the news.

Local pastor Don Fabrizio Borrello told journalists that the nun planned to take care of the baby.

“I guess she’s telling the truth when she says she arrived at the hospital unaware of the pregnancy.”



  • Kalani Jonathan

    These women should be allowed to marry. Why should they be wasted? Many are beautiful fertile women. I am happy she was not a lesbian like most of them are.

  • adrabo

    Hohooo,how and is it possible minus giving the forbidden fruit to a sharp guy? No signs of pregnancy? Let any woman who is a mother educate me, I only a mother, U maybe a woman but not a mother who has experience.

  • munanura

    If she did not know that she was pregnant, at least she remembers what she did 9 months ago!

  • Rhodsa

    Was she also a virgin?

  • Empayippayi

    I wonder who the proud father is!


    She has been cheating the church,now God is fade up.

  • elgon58

    All jesus apostles were married and had children. infact many years ago even popes were allowed to get married and they were married and had children.If god gave you the organs to bear children so what is wrong to use them get children?

  • kandi

    hmm mbu named child francis, so what the child is pure as they claim the pope is my Lord my lord come save your creation what kind of nonsense is this?she shd have known at her age that pipo exist as a result of sex, either fornication,adultery and anything like that so what does she mean she didnt know?may God show them the truth

  • masbro

    pregnancy is through having sex so the nun should not deceive the masses that she was not a ware that she was expecting a baby.


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