Published: Fri, June 22, 2018

Video shows priest slap baby during baptism

Video shows priest slap baby during baptism

According to UK Daily Mail, the child would not stop crying during the ceremony; causing the clergyman to lose his temper, lift his left hand and hit the baby in the face.

This is the shocking moment a priest slaps a hysterical baby hard across the cheek during a baptism.

It goes on to show the priest, clearly annoyed by the baby's crying, grab the child's head on several occasions before eventually slapping the child in an attempt to calm it down.

The video, which was also posted on YouTube, has a French title that translates to "A priest slaps an infant during his baptism". At first the elderly clergyman calls the situation a "tantrum".

"I'm going to put water on the forehead, and after I'll embrace the young fellow", one user quoted the priest as saying.

"And then, I'll kiss the little kid - because he'll have become a little Christian".

The priest got irritated and was speaking loudly, in a bid to raise his voice over the screams. "So, calm down. Calm down".

The man and woman are recorded attempting to pull the baby away from the priest.

While doing this, the priest uttered the words "Calm down", to the dismay of the child's family. You will calm down.

No further details have been revealed about the family or whether or not the parents pressed charges for the priest's actions, nor has any representative from the Catholic Church released a statement regarding the priests behaviour.

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