The Catholic Church on two nuns, who just returned from Africa, has launched an investigation.
However, the two nuns returned to Italy pregnant after a missionary trip to Africa through different orders in Sicily.
A 34-year-old woman got to know she was pregnant when she went to the hospital with stomach pain.
Consequently, the church transferred her immediately to a different order in Palermo.
She would have to leave monastic life to raise the child.
Similarly, the other woman, who is a mother superior, went back to her country of Madagascar after realizing she was one month pregnant.
They both breached strict rules of chastity but the welfare of their children is the most important.
The Catholic Church is still investigating the matter.