by Oge Okonkwo
The first photo of the Salvadorean nun and new mother Roxana Rodriguez.
The 33-year-old nun in the order of the Little Disciples of Jesus gave birth to her baby boy 3.5 kilogrammes (nine pounds) to the amazement of her mother superior and local church chiefs which she named after Pope Francis.
Sister Roxana initially claimed to have no idea that she was pregnant and thought her labour pains were ‘stomach cramps’ when an ambulance rushed her to hospital in severe pain after being called by fellow nuns when she collapsed at her nunnery.
The baby who was born on Wednesday is said to be hale and hearty.