A 31-year-old nun has given birth to a baby boy and she says she had no idea that she was pregnant. This is really an eye-brow raising incident that has happened in Italy.
She was a normal convent-dwelling nun who complained of abdominal pain and thought she was having stomach cramps. She was rushed to the nearest hospital where by her own surprise she delivered a baby boy.
The name of the nun was not revealed to protect her privacy, but she has named her baby boy as Francis.
Though this does seems to come in lines of a modern day miracle birth, the boy being named Francis has brought in another controversy. Did she name her son Francis in honor of Pope Francis?
The small town of Rieti in Italy was where this shocking incident took place. When questioned, the nun said she had not the slightest idea that she was pregnant. What can one say to that? Many people at the hospital have donated clothes and stuff for the infant the nun gave birth to.
Meanwhile, the town mayor has urged the public to refrain from scandal mongering and allow the nun her right to confidentiality. The rest of the sisters at the convent expressed ignorance as to how she became pregnant in the first place. They have further volunteered to take care of the baby boy on a collective basis.
While there is such a thing as parthenogenesis (virgin birth) in Nature, it is a very rare phenomenon. Very few women can claim to give birth without the previous accompaniment of sexual intercourse or technologically assisted methods of fertilization. For now, it remains a mystery whether or not the nun had any relations with someone before the birth of her baby son.
What ever be the story, the boy sure can quite a gathering once he grows up.
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