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Alessandro Di Meo / EPA

Lightning strikes St. Peter’s basilica during a storm in the Vatican City on Feb. 11, 2013, the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation.


Source:  NBC News


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  • Lion_ess

    Who would have thought the Vatican would have “holes in their stories”?

  • PlanetOrphan

    Awesome power there God, well done M8!

  • Dr Wang

    That’s the photo that airhead newsreader Simon “Shallow” Dallow smugly dismissed as “photo-shopped” on the TV1 news the other night…

    • PlanetOrphan

      Probably was, not enough ambient light etc, not a bad cut and paste tho
      The dome should be lit up like the proverbial lit up thing …

      • Andrei

        I thought it might be bogus when I first saw it but it is for real

        • PlanetOrphan

          Fair enough, I thought it was the uplights,
          good call from the Pope ya think ?
          The job nobody wants M8!

  • steve and monique

    Seems his resignation pissed God off big time.

  • Bunswalla

    Wow, who knew that in an electrical storm, lightning would find the shortest path to the ground by striking the tallest building, that also happens to have a big pole on the top?

    I take back everything I said about made-up gods and the intellectually challenged people that believe the fairy stories. God was clearly so pissed he caused a truck-load of damage and killed a few people. Didn’t he?

  • Rodger T

    Lightning? pah, my god Odin throws meteors,way cooler .