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Nun who gave birth to boy identified; worries about backlash

Published on Jan 20, 2014 12:36 PM

ROME - A nun from El Salvador is happy about having a son but also worries about a potential public backlash.

The nun has been identified as Roxana Rodriguez from the order of the Little Disciples of Jesus, Britain's Daily Mail reported. A picture showing her taking vows to become a nun last September was splashed on Italian daily Corriere Della Sera.

Sister Roxana was quoted as telling her social worker that she is "happy" and feels "more of a mother than a nun".

"I do not feel of guilt. I will be keeping him and bringing him up," said the new mother, who is now at the San Camillo de Lellis Hospital in Rieti, 80km north of Rome, Italy.

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