Of all the odd places for God to show his celestial wrath, this one in Venezuela has to take the cosmic cake:
Jesús Martinez was walking in the rain by the Plaza del Obrero, in Punto Fijo, Falcón, when he saw lightning strike the cathedral, according to the daily Ultimas Noticias‘ Sunday business edition.
The stroke, according to the report, fell on the church steeple and shattered the head of the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which had kept watch over the city for more than 50 years. It was three o’clock in the afternoon and it had been raining in the city for over an hour, amid strong winds and electrical discharges.
“It’s nothing to be afraid of, these are things of nature. Now we have to evaluate the damage and rebuild the statue,” said priest Eladio Bedoya of the parish church of Our Lady of Coromoto, Cathedral of Punto Fijo.
Translation mine. Picture of the church at the link, probably taken before the lightning strike.