Posts Tagged ‘Lightning’

Otago church hit by lightning before deconsecration

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

An Otago church ended its more than 150-year run last month, but not before being struck by an ‘‘act of God”. The final service and deconsecration at St Mary’s Anglican Church, in Omakau, was performed without lighting or an electric organ on February 21 after a storm four days earlier blew its electricity supply. Vicar, Read more

Benedict resigns and lightning bolt strikes St Peters

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Today, just hours after Pope Benedict announced his resignation as pope, a freak thunderstorm swept over Rome and a lightning bolt struck St Peter’s dome. The thunderstorm was labelled a ‘freak occurrence’. While not unknown in winter, thunderstorms are more likely to hit Rome in spring or summer. Benedict shocked the Consistory and the world saying Read more