Of course we know that St Peter, is the Papal claim o the THRONE of Rome.  They claim to have a continued line of popes from St  Peter, whom they claim was given the Keys to the Kingdom and authority over the Church by Jesus the Christ.

We all know that is erroneous.  But, that is their claim to power.  The Lightning that Struck the Statue/Idol of St Peter demolished the Halo over his head and wiped out the keys that were in his Right hand, leaving the hand burned and scared.

Symbolically we know that the HEAD is the symbol of Authority and the Hand is the symbol of works.  SO, the Lightning Strike sent by GOD came against the authority and the works of the PAPAL THRONE, which is really a ROMAN Throne.   That is why it is called the HOLY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Just a quick post, because I thought it was relevant.  In case you don’t think God uses Lightning, I will start with a few verses from His Word.


Heralding the end of Bergoglio’s reign?

Real or Fake? Lightning Reportedly Maims Statue of St. Peter in Buenos Aires

The internet is abuzz right now with a report by Resignationist Andrea Cionci, author of The Ratzinger Code (debunked by a Francis adherent here), saying that a statue of St. Peter on the façade of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Nicholas in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was zapped by lightning on Dec. 17 which made its halo and right hand fall off, along with the key it was holding (by which is symbolized the key to the kingdom of heaven; cf. Mt 16:19):

Cionci has released a video report about it as well (in Italian).

A before-and-after photo is making the rounds now (see image above), though some are questioning the authenticity of this story and/or photo. However, in his article Cionci says the incident has been confirmed by one Rev. Justo Lofeudo and by clergy of the shrine.

The lightning strike reportedly happened on Dec. 17, 2023, which was Francis’ 87th birthday, and it was one day before the release of Fiducia Supplicans, Bergoglio’s infernal declaration allowing for the blessing of sodomite couples. An astute observer pointed out on social media that it is the right hand that is used for blessings, and it is the right hand of the statue of St. Peter that has now been pulverized.

The Sanctuary is located in San Nicolás de Los Arroyos, which belongs to the province of Buenos Aires but is over 100 miles northwest of the city of Buenos Aires. The statue of St. Peter is located to the right of the main entrance, as can clearly be seen in this 2018 photo.

To help evaluate this alleged incident, let’s recall a few historical facts.

Jorge Bergoglio’s claim to the Papacy (as ‘Pope Francis’) began on Mar. 13, 2013. It could not have happened without ‘Pope’ Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) vacating the position first, which he did on Feb. 28 at 8:00 pm local time, the moment his pre-announced resignation became effective.

Despite all theories that Ratzinger’s resignation was defective and therefore invalid, either deliberately so or by accident, let us recall that he stated officially that he was resigning “in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is” (Benedict XVI, Declaratio of Feb. 11, 2023).

What is most important to understand, however, is that Benedict XVI could not possibly have obtained the Papacy to begin with in 2005, hence he had nothing from which to resign:

So it was on Feb. 11, 2013, that Benedict XVI had declared his intention to resign, and many will remember that it was on this day, later at night, that lightning struck the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, not once but twice:

Fast forward to the present. Apparently another lightning strike has hit, and this time it was a statue of St. Peter in or near Bergoglio’s old stomping ground.

“When God says you’re not the pope”, one Twitter user commented, hopefully (but not necessarily) tongue in cheek:

Fred Simon
When God says you’re not the pope.



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No, Fred Simon. Lightning striking a statue of St. Peter, leaving it damaged, in the province of Buenos Aires, that is not how God lets the world know that Bergoglio in Rome is not the Pope. Do you want to know how God lets us know the apostate Bergoglio is not the Pope? Well, here is a small selection:

THAT is how we know Francis is not the Pope: because he habitually does things the divine assistance for the Papacy would prevent a true Pope from doing — things that, if they were being done by a true Pope, would utterly destroy and render meaningless (nay dangerous!) the institution of the Papacy.

What divine assistance, you might wonder? The one spoken about in countless magisterial pronouncements on the Papacy:

As Pope Pius XI taught:

…[I]n order that no falsification or corruption of the divine law but a true genuine knowledge of it may enlighten the minds of men and guide their conduct, it is necessary that a filial and humble obedience towards the Church should be combined with devotedness to God and the desire of submitting to Him. For Christ Himself made the Church the teacher of truth in those things also which concern the right regulation of moral conduct, even though some knowledge of the same is not beyond human reason. …[God] has constituted the Church the guardian and the teacher of the whole of the truth concerning religion and moral conduct; to her therefore should the faithful show obedience and subject their minds and hearts so as to be kept unharmed and free from error and moral corruption, and so that they shall not deprive themselves of that assistance given by God with such liberal bounty,fthey ought to show this due obedience not only when the Church defines something with solemn judgment, but also, in proper proportion, when by the constitutions and decrees of the Holy See, opinions are prescribed and condemned as dangerous or distorted.

Wherefore, let the faithful also be on their guard against the overrated independence of private judgment and that false autonomy of human reason. For it is quite foreign to everyone bearing the name of a Christian to trust his own mental powers with such pride as to agree only with those things which he can examine from their inner nature, and to imagine that the Church, sent by God to teach and guide all nations, is not conversant with present affairs and circumstances; or even that they must obey only in those matters which she has decreed by solemn definition as though her other decisions might be presumed to be false or putting forward insufficient motive for truth and honesty. Quite to the contrary, a characteristic of all true followers of Christ, lettered or unlettered, is to suffer themselves to be guided and led in all things that touch upon faith or morals by the Holy Church of God through its Supreme Pastor the Roman Pontiff, who is himself guided by Jesus Christ Our Lord.

(Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Casti Connubii, nn. 103-104; underlining added.)

And no, Francis’ presence in the Vatican is not simply a matter of having a ‘bad’ Pope, as the Church had a few times in the past:

So, is the alleged lightning strike on the statue of St. Peter near Buenos Aires a sign from heaven announcing the end of ‘Pope’ Francis’ reign of error? Let’s be honest: Nobody knows. Perhaps it is; perhaps it isn’t.

The most important point, though, is this: It really doesn’t matter. Anyone who, especially at this stage, is looking for a lightning bolt to tell him if the man who has promulgated heaps of blasphemy, impiety, scandal, heresy, error, and sacrilege in his official magisterium is in fact the Vicar of Christ who keeps the gates of hell from prevailing, has not understood what the Papacy is or how Catholicism works.

Oh well. If nothing else, this lightning story is at least one thing: thoroughly amusing.


The breathtaking moment lightning strikes Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue

A photographer captured the breathtaking moment lightning struck the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

The once-in-a-lifetime photograph, which has gone viral on social media, shows a bolt of lightning hitting the head of the nearly 100-foot-tall statue — the largest depiction of Jesus in the world.

Fernando Braga captured the stunning scene when a sudden thunderstorm hit the coast. He then posted the photo on Instagram.

“DIVINE LIGHTNING !!! IT’S FRIDAY!!!” Braga wrote in Portuguese. He said he snapped the photo around 6:55 p.m. Friday, using a Nikon D800 camera.

The photo has garnered over 168,000 likes since it was posted. On Twitter, the photos have been viewed more than 20 million times. The image spurred numerous Thor and Zeus jokes.

Stunning pic shows lightning strike Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Statue
The breathtaking moment was captured by photographer Fernando Braga.Instagram/fsbragaphotos
Stunning pic shows lightning strike Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Statue
The stunning photographs quickly went viral on social media.Instagram/fsbragaphotos
Stunning pic shows lightning strike Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Statue
The statue is struck by lightning between three and five times per year.Instagram/fsbragaphotos

“Mom! Thor and Jesus are at it again!” one user commented.

Lightning struck Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue during a storm on Friday.
Lightning struck Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue during a storm on Friday.

Christ the Redeemer, which has been named one of the seven modern wonders of the world, towers over Rio de Janeiro at over 2,000 feet on Corcovado Hill. Built in 1931 with 700 tons of concrete, the statue has become an emblem of the city as well as a national symbol for Brazil.

What do you think? Post a comment.

The statue is struck by lightning between three and five times each year, according to the BBC.

The statue’s right thumb needed to be repaired after it was chipped during a 2014 strike.


Published Jan. 20, 2014

Jesus aglow

Rio’s famous statue struck by lightning

In an ironic twist, the iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janerio has been damaged by an act of God — a lightning strike, its caretaker said. The massive statue is missing the tip of a thumb, the Rev. Osmar Raposo told Sky News. During a thunderstorm Thursday, satellite technology counted more than 40,000 strikes in the region over a three-hour span, Brazilian officials said. The statue will undergo repairs next month, Raposo said. A 2007 survey named the statue, which stands 125 feet tall atop Mount Corcovado, one of the seven new wonders of the world.