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Nun gives birth to baby boy in Rieti

Sister had been taken to hospital for excruciating belly pain

17 January, 16:57
Nun gives birth to baby boy in Rieti (ANSA) - Rieti, January 17 - A 32-year-old nun originally from El Salvador gave birth late Tuesday to a baby boy at the S.

Camillo De Lellis hospital in Rieti, central Italy.

The sister was taken to the emergency ward of the hospital after the strong pain she felt in her belly raised concern among her fellow nuns, who called an ambulance, according to unnamed sources. The baby weighed three and a half kilograms.

The hospital staff, who are still not available to give official confirmation of the event, sought to protect the nun's privacy by keeping her away from other patients. Even so, news of the unique birth spread quickly on social networking sites.