Nun gives birth in Italy, names child after Pope Francis

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RIETI, Italy — A nun who gave birth to a boy has named him after Pope Francis, although she said she didn’t know she was pregnant.

The BBC reported that the 31-year-old nun went to a hospital in Italy with stomach pains and ended up giving birth earlier this week.

The woman said she had no idea she was pregnant and just thought she just had cramps.

People at the hospital have started collecting clothes and donations for the mother and her child, according to Italian news outlets.

The nun is from El Salvador but lives near Rieti, Italy, in a convent that manages a nursing home. She plans on keeping the baby.

Read more: The BBC

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