Italy and the Vatican in Darkness
Having lived through the power outage of 2003, one can only sympathize with them. The pope named the new cardinals today with the aid of a sound system run by a generator.
From Nationwide Power Outage Hits Italy (washingtonpost.com):
"Power went out across Italy before dawn Sunday, plunging the nation into darkness, police and news reports said. Authorities did not immediately know the cause."