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Lightning strikes Vatican hours after Pope resigns


12 February 2013


Author: APTN


Taken from: The Telegraph - Lightning strikes Vatican hours after Pope resigns


A lightning bolt struck The Vatican on Monday night just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced he was to renouncing his role as head of the Catholic Church.

Benedict XVI yesterday became the first pope to step down in almost 600 years.

The previous papal resignation was by Pope Gregory XII, who quit in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.