Mild Earthquake Strikes Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus’ Home, Just Days After He Arrives: Report
Lightning doesn’t strike twice. Or does it?
Various Italian news sources reported Sunday that a mild earthquake had struck Rome and surrounding areas, including Castel Gandolfo, the former pope’s temporary home.
According to the Agence France-Presse, the earthquake had a local magnitude of 2.5and was felt in Rome, Ciapino, Marino and Castel Gandolfo. So far, no reports of injury or serious damage have been relayed to the Italian Department of Civil Protection.
Italian news blog Blogo reported that, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the quake originated at a depth of 10.5 kilometers.
This latest event comes on the heels of a photo that appeared to show a bolt of lightning striking St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11.
Then, as now, some people speculated as to whether the act of nature was…
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