Is it a creepy coincidence? A sign from above? A little of both?

The Vatican got a shocking reminder that anything is possible on Monday, shortly after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation.

St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican was struck not once, but twice, by lightning on Monday night.

According to USA Today, one lucky photographer, Filippo Monteforte, waited more than two hours in the rain to get a shot of lightning striking the Basilica. That photo has since gone viral.

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Video shows lightning striking the Vatican Monday. (USA Today/Reuters)

Some say it didn't actually happen, but there were storms in Rome on Monday, and there is video evidence.

I'm not much of a religious person, but I spent enough time in Catholic school and CCD to think that's a sign from above!


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