Hours after Pope Benedict announced that he was retiring for health reasons, lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica. You can see it in this video. It’s one of those odd synchros that often happens during mass events, but this one is pretty extraordinary. What’s the message?
Even though such a resignation hasn’t happened in almost 600 years, the church has a system in place to deal with it. Of course they do. If nothing else, the Vatican is well-organized. They’ve got their bases covered.