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Nun gives birth: Sisters wonder how she got pregnant in the first place

Nun gives birth in Italy.
Nun gives birth in Italy.
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A "nun gives birth" story is buzzing after it was revealed a nun really did have a baby earlier this week in Italy. She was quickly taken to the hospital when she began feeling stomach cramps. Not long after, she had a nine-pound baby boy. She named him Francis, I4U News reports Jan. 18.

Sisters in her convent at Little Disciples of Jesus in Campomoro (near Rieti) wonder how one of their own got pregnant in the first place, according to the report. Serving God in convents is a celibate lifestyle, so when a nun gives birth unexpectedly, it is bound to shake things up.

The sisters have volunteered to help take care of the baby on a "collective basis." Many people at the hospital are donating clothes and other needs for the nun's son.

Town mayor of Rieti -- Simone Petrangeli -- requests that the public not make this a scandal and wants everyone to give the new mother privacy at this time.

Did the nun know anything about being pregnant at all? She said she had "no idea" she carrying a child.

It is hard to believe that after hearing a nun gives birth to a healthy boy that was carried to full-term did not know she was expecting. What will her side of the story be?