Roxana Rodriguez has arrived in the news this week as the finally revealed name of the pregnant nun who recently gave birth to a baby boy, Francesco. Although some were appalled to think that the Italian nun may have violated her sacred vow of chastity, Rodriguez has called her new baby boy nothing less than a “gift from God,” and does not seemed ashamed of being a new mother. A latest update on this story, however, has revealed a potential dark spin on Francesco’s origins: that the pregnant nun may have even been raped. The Inquisitr shares information on this shocking speculation this due to a religious spokesman’s comment this Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
Was Roxana Rodriguez, the pregnant nun who only believed she was suffering pains from a stomach and bladder infection, raped? And was this rape what led to the birth of little Francesco in Rieti, Italy? These are just two of the questions still surrounding this nun, hailing from San Salvador, who made international headlines after she discovered she was pregnant only hours before giving birth.
Now, there are dark hints that the 31-year-old may not have broken any vows of chastity due to her own intent, as a spokesman — Massimo Casciani — for a local bishop who resides close to the “Little Disciples of Jesus” convent where Rodriguez dwelled has released a publicized statement on the matter.
“At some point the bishop will visit the nun but at the moment he has not yet seen here. We shall be investigating the circumstances behind – the child could be the fruit of a consensual rapport but it could also have been as a result of violence. That’s why we need to investigate properly.”
Sadly, the brutal rape of nuns continues to be a problem that women around the world who have devoted their lives to the Catholic Church continue to suffer from. Was this the case with pregnant nun Roxana Rodriguez?
“Confidential Vatican reports… revealed that members of the Catholic clergy have been exploiting their financial and spiritual authority to gain sexual favors from nuns, particularly those from the Third World who are more likely to be culturally conditioned to be subservient to men. The dark spin of these reports… said that such priests had demanded sex in exchange for favors, such as certification to work in a given diocese. In extreme instances, the priests had made nuns pregnant and then encouraged them to have abortions.”
The still debated situation has not yet been investigated, thought the source site has confirmed that Roxana Rodriguez is speaking with both religious officials and law enforcement authorities on the birth of Francesco and what will happen next in the child’s unusual welcome into the world. It has also been made known at this time that Rodriguez has been removed from the religious convent and her sisters since the baby’s birth so that she may lead a secular life with her baby and starting her family, “away from the strictures of religious institutions.”