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Catholic priest slaps crying baby during baptism

23 June, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Short-Tempered Priest Slaps Toddler

This is the freaky moment a baby's relatives are forced to wrestle their child away from a French priest who slapped it during its baptism.

But when the baby continues to wail, the priest slaps the tot in the face with his left hand.

A woman can be heard saying something to the priest before the man has to physically remove the baby from the priest's arms.

His aggression prompts an immediate reaction as the baby cries more loudly.

Newsweek reported that the priest says, in French, that the child is having a "tantrum" and that water must be poured on his head so he could become a "little Christian".

The 40-second video has sparked outrage across social media with one user saying: "I probably would have slapped the dude myself".




It's unclear when and where the video was taken, Fox 8 reports.

A few moments pass before a man, visibly upset, then tries to pry the baby from the pastor's grip but the video cuts out and we're unable to see what happens next.

The parents or god-parents of the child look to be in disbelief as the priest begins to pull the child close to him once again.

Eventually, the priest grabs the baby by the chin and delivers a firm slap across the baby's face. "If I was the mother of that baby I wouldn't hesitate to push or slap the damn priest back".

According to People, a Reddit user who originally uploaded the footage said the priest was French.

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