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supernatural activity in vatican city…

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In light of all the big news coming out of the Vatican this week, I dug up the pictures I took the first time I visited Vatican City, in the late afternoon of one summer day, when this non-believer was met with a rather striking display of light behind the clouds right over St. Peter’s Dome. I’ve just read about an apparent lighting strike to the Basilica on the very night after the Pope’s announcement of his resignation, which might just lead one to wonder as well…

Monday morning, my twitter feed blew up with the sudden hashtag #conclave2013, and as I headed, confused, quickly to Google to find out what had happened, I discovered that the story was breaking, and already with great humor, before the English-language press had even a word of it. It was kind of a delightful way to get into the swing of the week, reading every joke imaginable made about the Pope, his possible reasons for leaving the office, and his possible successors. It reminded me of when I lived in Rome, and you heard a helicopter pass overhead, it was almost always because of some news coming out of the ¬†Vatican — the Pope’s doings felt very relevant and close somehow to daily life in the city.
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