Roxana Rodriguez Is The Pregnant Nun

    January 20, 2014
    Ellisha Rader Mannering
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A pregnant nun sounds like something you might see in an Adam Sandler movie, but it is actually a real scenario. 31 year old Roxana Rodriguez was living a simple life in a convent, but all that changed one night when she started experiencing stomach pain.

The pain got so bad that the nun went to the hospital where she learned that she was pregnant and in labor. “It’s not possible, I’m a nun,” she allegedly told doctors in Rieta.

Rodriguez named her baby boy Francesco in honor of the Pope. The birth has shocked the Roman Catholic Church and caused harsh criticism for Rodriguez.

According to a spokesman from Delio Lucarelli, the bishop of Rieti, the nun has been forced to leave the convent where she had been living and will be required to “lead a secular life with her baby, away from religious institutions.”

Although Rodriguez denied knowing that she was pregnant, most people believe that she was lying and trying to keep the pregnancy a secret. It is believed that she may have gotten pregnant while visiting El Salvador in 2013.

Although the sisters within the convent said they had noticed Rodriguez gaining weight, they did not think she was pregnant or feel that anything was wrong.

“We noticed she had put on weight but recently she had kept herself to herself,” one said.

Rodriguez has not released a statement about her plans for the future, but the local diocese and the mayor of Rieti, Simone Petrangeli, have offered to help her.

Do you believe that Rodriguez did not know she was pregnant or do you think she was just keeping the pregnancy a secret?

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

  • Mildred Martin

    I believe that she may have been in denial about the situation. She had just made her vows in September, which could mean that she really did keep her vow of celibacy from September to January when she went into labor. So, the conception which probably was not “immaculate” happened sometime last April when she was visiting El Salvador, her native country. Hopefully, she feels a great call to be a mother, and maybe she really loves the father of the baby and the three of them may end up being very happy together.

  • maria powell

    A convent. In Italy has all the anemeties that an impoverished El Salvador lacks she may have used the convent as a safehaven for her prenatal status ………..:

  • http://yahoo.com virginia rice

    Many women who enter the convent know little, if anything about such things. She may very well not have known that she was pregnant. That man who got her certainly did, and I think he took real advantage of her innocents. I hope that those involved with her care, will teach her what she needs to know, and treat her kindly.

  • Qadri

    People talked about merry just the way you are talking about her. The truth is that God sent his massage that Jesus peace be upon him was just prophet and human son of Adam and created by God Almighty just like Adam before him with out father or mother. He is capable of all and he created this nuns son as well. Bow down to your lord the creator. Doctors said that nun was Virgin like Merry was. There is one God and he is only to be worshiped

  • moustapha

    That Son is God's just like our savior Jesus Christ and probably he is the one as he said we will not know how, the day even the hour of his return. Who knows! Paradox Roman Catholic is chasing away Jesus from his own churh

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