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Photo: Lightning Strikes Vatican After Pope's Resignation

Many are talking about the strike's incredible timing
Related: Lightning

Lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican on Feb. 11, 2013 after Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign. (AFP/Getty Images)

They say timing is everything. On Feb. 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, making him the first pontiff in 600 years to do so. Hours after the shocking announcement, lighting struck St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Just a coincidence?

Agence France-Presse tweeted this photo, writing, "#PHOTO: Lightning strikes St Peter's dome at #Vatican on day the #Pope announced resignation, by Filippo Monteforte pic.twitter.com/FehVjFYP"

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