VATICAN-POPE-RESIGN-ST PETER : News Photo

VATICAN-POPE-RESIGN-ST PETER

A lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced today he will resign as leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties -- an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced today he will resign as leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties -- an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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February 11, 2013
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161486138
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FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / Staff
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AFP
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A lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican on February 11... News Photo 161486138Basilica,Catholicism,Dome,International Landmark,Lightning,Meteorology,Pope,Religion,Resignation,Roof,St. Peter's Basilica,State of the Vatican City,Strike,Vatican,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced today he will resign as leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties -- an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)