In 2013, on this day 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Benedict XVI announced that he would abdicate.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about his resignation. There were several strange events that preceded his announcement. Time has exacerbated the controversies.
The evening after the Pope’s announcement, lightning struck the dome of St Peter’s Basilica. Coincidence? Could be. Portentous? At least.