In shocking news, two Catholic nuns were sent to Africa to promote religious teachings but returned to Italy pregnant. An investigation has been launched by officials soon after it came to be known that two Italy-based nuns who had gone to Africa on a mission trip in order to promote religious teachings, came back from their missionary trips pregnant with babies despite taking a vow of chastity.
Just after Pope Francis publicly revealed that nuns were being sexually abused by priests and bishops, an inquiry was launched after both nuns who went on separate mission trips to Africa returned pregnant. Priests and bishops were allegedly accused of doing heinous crime with nuns.
The two nuns were identified as African and were sent to their home continent as part of their charity mission. Now, both women have come back to their home countries for childbirth. It remains to be seen what will happen to them.
“There is consternation at this news. It appears that both women were back in their home nations and obviously had some form of sexual encounter. An investigation has been launched. They both breached strict rules of chastity but the welfare of their children is uppermost,” a Catholic Church source in Rome told The Sun. “The most likely outcome is they will leave their religious service.”
It has been learnt that one of the women, who is 34 years old, complained of stomach pains and she was rushed to a local hospital where it came to be known that she was expecting. She was transferred to a different order in Palermo and may leave monastic life to raise the child. The two women, who were from different orders in Sicily, had both traveled to Africa.
The other woman, served as a mother superior at an institute, was found to be one-month pregnant. Later she left for her home country of Madagascar. Her age remains to be known.
According to a church source, both women are being investigated. They both breached strict rules of chastity but the welfare of their children is uppermost.