Nun gives birth after having severe stomach ache

A nun has stunned her fellow sisters and mother superior after giving birth to a baby boy after suffering severe stomach pains.

The woman, who belonged to an order in Macerata, Italy, said she had no idea she was pregnant when she was rushed to hospital in agony.

The nun, who is originally from South America and arrived at the convent in June, was taken to the emergency department of Bartolomeo Eustachio di San Severino Marche by her fellow sisters.

The baby was born healthy but remains in hospital to undergo further checks.

The nun’s convent has even expressed an interest in taking care of the mite, according to L’Unione Sarda.

It is not the first time a nun has given birth unexpectedly.

Nun sings Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ for debut album

A singing nun who won the Italian version of the The Voice has released a cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin for her debut single.

Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won the singing contest in June, says she chose the song herself “without any intention to provoke or shock”, but says she is ready for any criticism.

“It’s a song about the ability of love to make people new, to redeem them from their past. And that’s how I wanted to interpret it,” she tells the Catholic newspaper Avvenire.

Far from copying the original upbeat pop song, the 26-year-old Sicilian has turned the track into a ballad.

And where Madonna’s video saw her writhing around in a Venetian gondola while apparently being pursued by a lion (See video below) the Italian’s effort is a more sedate affair.

Sister Cristina says she doesn’t think Madonna has heard this new take on her song. “But I’d love to see her face when she does, and when they tell her it’s a nun singing.”