34-year-old pregnant Miriam Wuolou, who worked as a receptionist in the Pope’s residential home, the Domus Santa Marta guest house was found dead in her home on the outskirts of Rome. Miriam had worked at the Santa Marta guesthouse for 4 years.
The lady of Eritrean origin was seven-months pregnant. She was discovered lying dead by her brother who said he had not heard from her for several days and decided to check up on her.
Fr Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman expressed deep sorrow on behalf of Pope Francis saying:
“Pope Francis had been informed of the death. We are all pained by this news.”
It is thought that her death was caused by problems associated to diabetes.