A Salvadoran nun who lived at the Little Disciples of Jesus convent near Rieti gave birth in Italy this week, claiming she had absolutely no idea she was pregnant.
She said she was in her convent in Campomoro when she felt stomach cramps and was rushed to a hospital in the nearby city of Rieti, AFP reports. She ended up giving birth to a boy.
Italian news agency ANSA reported that the 31-year-old nun named her son Francesco, which also happens to be the name of the current Pope.
Her fellow nuns back at the “Little Disciples of Jesus” convent said they were “very surprised” about all this. And the convent’s mother superior, Sister Erminia, said, “It seems she was not able to resist temptation.” .
The local pastor Don Fabrizio Borrello said the new mother 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,' he said.