Nun Gives Birth, Says She Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

And then, naturally, names the baby after Pope Francis

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Fans of Discovery Health’s “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” will love this: a Salvadoran nun 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 (and TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year.)

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.” You said it, Sister.

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JasonDStanfield
JasonDStanfield

why are they not claiming divine intervention.??   its an effing miracle isnt it.??   even the other nuns said it..
"It seems she was not able to resist temptation.” JUST LIKE MARY AND JOSEPH. 

HeatherBaker
HeatherBaker

Wondering if this is at all an "Agnes of God" type of thing where the nun had no idea what CAUSES pregnancy and didn't understand the sexual act she was involved in because of the forced innocence or ignorance of the act of sex.  Just wondering.

jlpeterswsc
jlpeterswsc

"Her fellow nuns back at the “Little Disciples of Jesus” convent said they were “very surprised” about all this."


Understatement of the year, so far.



BrentHanson
BrentHanson

have u ever given a cashier extra cash so as to make the return change amount an even $ after she has entered the amount into the register just to make her do the math in her head,  very few can do it even tho it is an even $ amount!

imagenoir
imagenoir

THANKS OBAMA!



(Because everything's his fault, right? LOL)

GurusViews
GurusViews

It's Bush's fault.


Ok OK....just kidding.....all this shows that she is a simple human being.

LenSimpson
LenSimpson

There have been pregnant nuns since priests were forbade to marry, one reason for catholic orphanages. 

LeahMaeLegaspi
LeahMaeLegaspi

This news is not complete and misleading. The said nun went back to her home country El Salvador last year, had affair with her childhood sweetheart and returned to Italy never knew she got pregnant.

Mustbeheard
Mustbeheard

Why do they think that people can suppress their natural human needs, is beyond me!  The whole abstinence policy, especially for years and yearsis just ridiculous!  We are humans and we were designed with natural desires!  Hence, so many alter boys, so little time! 

Denesius
Denesius

I'm not sure- am I to believe we have witnessed another Catholic miracle (a virgin birth), or has she been spending private time with the pope?

Schenkerianalysis
Schenkerianalysis

What kind of a man sleeps with a nun? Perhaps one that didn't know she was a nun. They are not in their habits continually. This could have been a romance for all we know. Whoever said that most nuns are lesbians is in error. There is no higher incidence of gays and lesbians in the clergy population than in the general population. Culturally speaking, we expect that nuns and priests should not have sex at all. Perhaps marriage for certain clergy people should be considered. This new Pope might just be the one to allow marriage for priests. That would be a good thing I think.

mariaRib
mariaRib

What kind of man sleeps with a nun?

MollyCruz
MollyCruz

On the other hand....has He arrived??

pointsheave
pointsheave

So she cheated on God? Is this child a step child of his and a step brother to jesus? Im going to need answers.

centerman2k
centerman2k

At least she's not claiming immaculate conception.

JawadAkram
JawadAkram

needs a simple DNA test of the church people to solve the riddle


EllaJay
EllaJay

she MAY not have known she was pregnant - although a term-size baby kicking in your stomach is a bit hard to ignore or parse unless she is mentally deficient.


BUT SHE DID KNOW THAT SHE HAD SEX WITH SOMEBODY.


the only 'miracle' will be if somebody actually believes this is a virgin birth. 

NaveedXVO
NaveedXVO

Obviously, this is a virgin birth, Jesus lives again!

devlynp
devlynp

She didn't know she could get pregnant off of candlewax

HateToSayItbut
HateToSayItbut

This is what happens when you combine a religion that allows drinking and makes the women not wear makeup. Some priest gets drunk and mistakes a nun for a alter boy.

IceToes
IceToes

See? This is what happens with "abstinence-only" sexual "education." Ooops. And, yes, I am laughing at her having no idea she was pregnant. Suuuuuuure...

BSF1
BSF1

You mean this wasn't a case of the Immaculate Conception #2?

chyara
chyara

@Mustbeheard  It was to keep the Money in the Church.  Not shared with 'spouses and children' Inheritance rights

123abc.imcrazy
123abc.imcrazy

@Mustbeheard Feminists like to call them alter boy/girls and want it to be just the girls. There is a church where they rewrote all the prayers and missals in the building to say his or her name. Example: Worship his or her holy name.

sockpuppetry2
sockpuppetry2

@Schenkerianalysis - Where do you get that there's no higher incidence of gays and lesbians in the catholic clergy than in the general population??? There's never been a study that looked into this, the vatican wouldn't allow it and any such study would be unreliable even if it were done by totally anonymous self reporting - no other group of people are more in denial to themselves regarding their sexual orientation. As a gay man I can tell you that there's a much higher incidence of PRIESTS in the GAY POPULATION than there is in the general population! Coming out in the bars as a young man, I met throngs of them! And they all told me (as I suspected)  that MOST priests they knew were gay - over 50% - and gay as in out and self-acknowledging, and that of the rest, most were gay and didn't know it. Apparently, in most diocese, the actual heterosexual priests form a small protective football-watching clique, they're so outnumbered. And most of them have clandestine relationships with women - there are very few genuinely celibate priests. As for nuns, most of the ones that taught at my catholic elementary school were REALLY butch, but who knows? A woman friend of mine who taught at a catholic women's college told me that virtually all the nuns who worked there came onto her (and she's hetero) at one time or another. For gay catholic kids, esp. those from religious families, the vocations, with their fantasy of happy celibacy, and life in a house with persons of the same sex, are a real draw as they present a possible (but ultimately false) solution to the problem of emerging gay feelings, and they always have.

JANK
JANK

@mariaRib He no doubt had her dress up in fishnets, and a Hanna Montana wig...

xmerrxo
xmerrxo

@EllaJay Mentally deficient? Pretty sure you haven't seen the "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" series, but you don't have to be rude about it. There's a good number of women who genuinely don't know, as every pregnancy is different. 


And no one is claiming that she didn't, it's just an interesting article.

yafah
yafah

@IceToescheck with the fathers....they will know the answer

HelmutCabeza
HelmutCabeza

@BSF1The Immaculate Conception actually refers to the idea that Mary was kept free of sin from the time of her conception.  It is often misunderstood to be about the conception of Jesus.  I don't personally believe it, but that is what it means.

WilliamSmith
WilliamSmith

@BillDonnelly

”Original Sin” - The Catholic doctrine that everyone is born with sin, which is then forgiven at baptism. I don't recall the rationale, but that's what it is called and what it means.