Second Nun Gives Birth in Italy

She was taken to hospital with stomach pains
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2015 6:36 AM CST
Second Nun Gives Birth in Italy
In this 2009 file photo, nuns wait for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Cassino, Italy.   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Last year about this time, a Catholic nun in Italy went to the hospital with stomach pains and, much to her surprise, ended up delivering a baby boy. Different year, different nun, same result: This time, a 31-year-old sister in central Italy was taken to the hospital with severe stomach cramps, and an ultrasound quickly revealed the reason, reports the Local. She delivered her boy a few hours later, and both mother and baby were doing fine. It's not clear what happens next, but Italian newspapers report that her fellow sisters in San Severino Marche have expressed an interest in helping raise the child.

Details differ in various accounts, but Yahoo News reports that she is believed to have arrived in Italy from South America in June, already pregnant but unaware of the fact. The nun who gave birth last year is now a former nun and is said be happily living in Rome with her son. Her story seemed to have a logical explanation, eventually: She reported returning to her native El Salvador to renew her passport and running into an old boyfriend during the visit, notes Jezebel. (Nuns can make pretty good detectives, too.)

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