Within hours of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation, lightning struck St Peter’s Basilica.
Lightning struck the St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, hours after Pope Benedict XVI, age 85, announced that he will resign as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics at the end of this month. A photo taken by Filippo Monteforte is making headlines around the world. It shows St. Peter’s iconic dome received a direct hit from lightning during stormy weather around 6PM on the evening of the announcement.
Gorgeous full size picture here.