London, Feb 13 : Brazil's world-famous statue of Jesus was struck by lightning in a bizarre thunderstorm.
According to reports, a strange aura appeared around the 130ft figure's head and chest before disappearing in a flash, reports the Sun.
Shocked locals believe that Christ the Redeemer looked as if it had been illuminated by God's hand.
It has also been reported that the 130ft figure, on the summit of Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado Mountain, was left unscathed even after the uncanny event.
The symbol of Christianity has recently been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.