Hours after Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world with his resignation, lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Resigning due to poor health (something which has never been done before), The Pope stepped down as Holy Father of the Worldwide Catholic Church Monday. That evening, lightning struck the Vatican City.
Video footage of the lightning storm was caught and it’s pretty amazing.
Some believe it may be a sign from above, while others remain skeptical. Photographer Alessandro Di Meo caught the video of the lightning hitting St. Peter’s Basilica and he says he doesn’t mind the critics. ”I understand that the picture may be incredible. Photos of lightning have always been done, but the only difference, in this case, is that it is the right place and at the right time.”
By the way, St. Peter’s Basilica was built over the final resting place of St. Peter, who is thought the have been the first ever Pope, and is also home to various mausoleums that date back to AD 130.
See the video footage for yourself: