Pope Francis pregnant secretary has been found dead in her home.
Miriam Wuolou, was seven-months pregnant when her body was discovered at her small apartment on the outskirts of Rome, Italy.
The 34-year old woman, who is of Eritrean origin, had worked at Pope Francis’ home and a priests’ guesthouse called Santa Marta for years.
The Italian press reports she worked as a kind of gatekeeper for the Pontiff, as well as for the bishops and cardinals who stay there.
Up until her untimely death, she was suffering from a serious kind of diabetes, and doctors had warned her that her pregnancy was at risk.
There were no signs of violence in the initial external examination of the corpse.
However, authorities are now investigating a case of neglect and have interviewed family members, her ex-husband from whom she was separated, and most recent boyfriend, who is thought to be a policeman in the Vatican, according to Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said. “Pope Francis had been informed of the death. We are all pained by this news.”