The first story was published in Italy, early in the
morning of the 18th. The second story only appears to be
in US publications today.
Unknown event leaves Basilica of the Vatican without light. The Basilica of
St. Peter, in the City of the Vatican, suffered yesterday, sunday, a blackout
and its façade presented an uncommon image to the night, for still unknown
officials did not divulge information on the blackout.
The famous cupola of Miguel Angel appeared in the penumbra,
as well as the façade.
with police sources, the cause of the blackout can have
been a problem technician of one of the central offices
that supply the Vatican State, since in the bordering quarters
it did not have interruptions in the energy supply.
City-AP -- There was something missing from Rome's skyline
atop St. Peter's Basilica went out. And that left tourists
wondering if Vatican City had suffered a power outage.
company officials said today that a computer problem at
the Vatican was the culprit.
electric company put in lights atop the basilica in 200,
after it had been scrubbed clean of centuries of grime
for the Vatican's millennium celebrations.