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Pregnant Catholic Sister, Nun Who Gave Birth In Italy Names Baby After Pope Francis

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Pregnant Catholic Sister, Nun Who Gave Birth In Italy Names Baby After Pope Francis

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January 21, 2014 – Pregnant Catholic Sister , Nun Who Gave Birth In Italy Names Baby After Pope Francis

An El Salvadorian nun made headlines last week after she gave birth to a baby boy, not knowing that she was pregnant. The 31-year-old nun, Roxana Rodriguez, supposedly mistook her labor pains for “stomach cramps” and was taken to the San Camillo de Lellis hospital in Rieti, 50 miles north of Rome, via ambulance after she collapsed. Much to her surprise, and those around her, Sister Roxana was with child and gave birth to an eight-pound baby she named Francesco, in honor of the current Pope.

“I am so happy. I feel more of a mother than a nun, I think that’s obvious. I decided to call him Francis in honour of our wonderful south American Pope. I do not feel of guilt. I will be keeping him and bringing him up,” said Sister Roxana to social worker Anna Fontanella, reports the Daily Mail. “He is a gift from God. I am little worried about all the publicity, not only in Italy but in El Salvador and all over the world. Everyone is talking about this and I don’t think I will be able to return to my home country, let alone Rieti.”

After giving birth, Sister Roxana reportedly wrote an apology letter to her order’s mother superior, Elvira Petaraca. Having broken broken her vow of chastity, Sister Roxana will be mandated to leave the convent and will no longer be a nun, according to church officials. “We appreciate her decision to care for her baby, notwithstanding the gravity of the circumstances, both from a moral and a canon law perspective,” said Delio Lucarelli, the bishop of Rieti, shares The Telegraph. Here are four things to know about Sister Roxana Rodriguez:

1. Sister Roxana Rodriguez came to the nunnery in Italy last summer. 2. The father of her child is a man, who she has not named, from El Salvador. “It all happened last spring, around March or April time when she was back in El Salvador to get her passport renewed,” said Father Benedetto Falcetti, priest at the nearby St Michael’s church in Rieti. 3. The father is an “old flame” of Sister Roxana, who reportedly became a nun after having her heart broken. “She has not said who the father is but I understand he is an, shall we say, old flame of hers from when she was younger. At some stage I expect she will tell the father that he has a son and they will be reunited but I don’t know when that will be,” added Father Falcetti. 4. According to Fontanella, Sister Roxana will most likely be sent to a shelter.

And while it seems her peers are not impressed with her pregnancy, Sister Roxana’s hospital wing has been filled with flowers and gifts. “We have had to put extra security on the maternity wing because of all the interest. Like any new mum she is delighted but obviously this has created a great deal of clamour because she is a nun,” said Hospital director Pasquale Carducci to the Daily Mail. “There have been calls and gifts from dozens of well wishers and she has passed on her thanks to all these people. Medically she and the baby are doing well and I expect them to be discharged by Tuesday at the latest.”

[Source: Latin Times]

21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Silly sister

    January 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    When you know u can’t control your libido, why take a oat of celibacy. See the shame you have brought on yourself

  2. Dotun KY

    January 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    she is a prostitute in sister skin we have plenty of them in Abuja where I live

  3. Iorbee Oramemga

    January 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Let the will of God be done. I’m happy for her as a mother. God knows it better than we can imagine.

  4. Colonel

    January 21, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Wonder shall never come to an end. But I am not in the right position to judge her. Let God decide her fate.

  5. ayobami

    January 21, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    wonders shall never end. The Lord is guilder. Mr and mrs Stout come and make a legend.

  6. red

    January 22, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    All my life I taught all the sisters in the Lord are virgins,Anyway a baby is a blessing from God and is blessed,moreover sister Roxana have been waiting for a promotion for a very long time so she made up her mind to upgrade herself to mother Theresa/Roxana.I wish i can say say how I felt about your show of shame,I can’t because you were once seen as anointed head and a blessed hand was placed on that head of yours so go and repent Roxana.

  7. iron bar

    January 22, 2014 at 2:25 AM

    let her be banished.it doesn’t take a hood to make a monk…background check should be done properly before induction..at 31,we must hv known better which I believe she may hv gotten preg before enrolling in the convent.dna will reveal who the dad is if she keeps mum and should reconcile with the heart breaker if need be.its pure defilement and she knowingly played this script out.i even suggest the mission to nurture the kid through the church

    • bishop

      January 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      You they no they banish you? How many girl friend do you have, is that what they teach you to do?

  8. u6me2

    January 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    this particular church force some of her member to become a sister or Father… She might not fit for such but force to become such…. she has brought shame on all of Catholic church. Before becoming a sister or Father, you need instructions from God. Paul says in 1corinthians 7. that if a man can be like him not a woman. God will save us all

  9. innocent onuoha

    January 22, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    The LORD knows why don’t judge her but pray for her i know many church goer will say things but ask you self are you difren.

  10. tatha

    January 22, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    a lot of nuns, sisters and fathers do fall the same but don’t judge her God knows he made a man and a woman to be together as husband and wife

    • ross

      January 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      its ur type that bring d society down..report such to appropriate society,secretarait or even police..ive seen them dismissed after proper investigation..stop the falsehood please

  11. zee

    January 22, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Cmon people..i have a cousin sister who befriend a catholic priest here in nigeria.and sex is no strange tin to them

  12. sam

    January 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.so the thing is also enjoy by the sisters ahahahahah.

  13. Mistah Judah

    January 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I love her!!! Ask me why? She was brave enough to take it as it came and to see the end of it all no matter the shame it might have caused.Some of you here who are busy judging her might have aborted the baby if you were in her shoes.IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE!!!

  14. bishop

    January 22, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    You that criticising the sister are you in a better position than her befor God? She just give herself a freedom, but in a wrong way. God has never say we should not be marry it just a merely command of man, it say go and multiply, if say has come out fully and say that this is a doctrine of man and free hersel i will be more appreciate, she have done nothhing wrong, no God or his word in the bible say we should not have a child. Afterall those call theirself father they marry and get their children, and will still lie that they have no children say the truth and be free. If you don’t like what i’m saying or you have a question to ask me, contact me on mail, etimsolomon16@yahoo.com, or whatsapp on 08092499382.

  15. BBgail

    January 22, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    These clergy pple we see are nt specially thrown down to earth frm d sky,dey ar also human beings like us,even though we expect too much frm dem,dey ar bound to make mistakes. All d same i admire her bravery

  16. a big nwa aka phyno

    January 22, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    U6me2 nd zee both of u hegoats ar stupid

  17. herdex

    September 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅. Knows best it is His will congratulation

  18. Stev

    September 16, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    We are not to judge her, no human being is perfect, that is her own weakness we are not cent we are human filed with blood and water.you that is criticising her hv u count ur own sin? Am very happy for her for such a wonderful promotion to motherhood and her boldness to withstand the challenges in regardless of what people will say she still uphold and did not abort the Baby, she is a legend. congratulations Sis.Roxana

  19. defavored

    December 8, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, stop judging!

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