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God smites the faithful once again
Rome, June 1 - Prayers proved fatal for an Italian priest who plunged through a chapel floor after asking God to help his ailing mother .
The well-known Roman priest travelled to pray with his mother in their country chapel at Palestrina near Rome Wednesday night .
He broke off to change the flowers and the floor suddenly gave way as a previously undetected Roman well collapsed .
Father Claudio Rossi, 61, a Jesuit who was vice-rector at Rome University, plunged 100 feet (35 metres) to his death .
His 90-year-old mother was unharmed.