BERLIN (AP) - Police in Germany say a baby boy whose troubled mother laid him in the manger of a church nativity in hopes that someone would find and care for him is doing well.
Augsburg police say a priest was startled to find the newborn in the nativity scene on the altar of a village church Tuesday. He immediately called an ambulance.
Police have since found the 38-year-old mother who said she gave
the child up because she was in a "difficult personal situation,"
but hoped someone would quickly find the child and care for him.
The child is being cared for by the local youth services. The priest tells a German Web site that the church hopes to gather donations to help the woman care for her son, whom she has named "Christian."
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