Religion/EthnicityChristianity Lightning struck Vatican dome rod (Video) 21 Feb 2013 7 156 FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestWhatsAppEmailPrint Hours after Pope Benedict announced on 11 February he would be stepping down, lighting struck the rod at the top of the Vatican dome. Have a look at the video. Then came the meteor strike in Russia four days later! Please help to support this blog if you can. Read the commenting guidlelines for this blog.