Birth in the back pew

Birth in the back pew

A man holds his baby in his arms in a church © Andrew Angelov (shutterstock)

In the back row of a Karlsruhe church, a woman gave birth to a baby on Easter Sunday. The sacristan Detlef Kempfer would like to hear from the three again. The child is to be given his middle name "Oskar" as his name.

In the back row of a Karlsruhe church, a woman gave birth to a baby on Easter Sunday. The sexton of St. Boniface Church, Detlef Kempfer, said Tuesday he saw the couple at a streetcar stop in front of the church. The woman had propped herself up and was already in labor. "But no one should have a baby on the street."Other people would have gone to get kebabs and not taken care of the expectant parents.

Everything happened very quickly in the church

In the church, it went very quickly until the boy was born and the rescue service had brought the family to the hospital. "It all went bump in the road," Kempfer said. First the diocesan newspaper "Konradsblatt" (ie 15/2021) had reported about it.

The sacristan would like to hear from the three of them

About 25 minutes lasted the whole incident, said Kempfer. He does not know the name of the family, nor where they live. "I stood there for a while and thought about whether that really happened." He would be happy to hear from the three again, said the sacristan.

Child to be named Oskar

"According to the father, the child will now be named after the obstetrician," the "Konradsblatt" further reported. "But since no one in the little family's African homeland would understand the name 'Detlef', the boy is to be given the second name of the sacristan. Oskar."

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