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First Picture of Pregnant Nun Roxana Rodriguez Released

| by Dominic Kelly

The story of a nun giving birth went viral last week, and now, the very first picture of Sister Roxana Rodriguez has been released.

As Opposing Views recently reported, the 33-year-old nun, originally from El Salvador, was rushed to the hospital complaining of intense stomach cramps, and it was there that doctors discovered she was actually in labor. Rodriguez claims she had no idea that she was pregnant, but she gave birth to the healthy baby boy and named him Francis, in honor of the current Pope.

The newly released picture shows Sister Rodriguez taking her vows and officially becoming a nun in September 2012.

“I am so happy,” Rodriguez reportedly said. “I feel more of a mother than a nun, I think that's obvious. I decided to call him Francis in honor of our wonderful South American Pope. I do not feel of guilt. I will be keeping him and bringing him up. He is a gift from God. I am little worried about all the publicity, not only in Italy, but in El Salvador and all over the world. Everyone is talking about this and I don't think I will be able to return to my home country, let alone Rieti.”

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Sister Rodriguez will not be allowed to be a nun any more, as she broke the sacred vow of chastity, and the Catholic Church is reportedly embarrassed by her pregnancy. According to reports, when doctors told her she was pregnant, Rodriguez responded, “It’s not possible, I’m a nun.” It’s believed that the nun got pregnant on a trip home to El Salvador to renew her passport back in March or April where there was a “rekindling of a childhood flame.”