News Priest Slaps Crying Baby During Baptism in Horrifying Video

News Priest Slaps Crying Baby During Baptism in Horrifying Video

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

He then slaps the child on the cheek, loudly enough that the impact can be heard in the video, recorded from a couple of metres away.

In a 43-second YouTube video originally shared to Reddit a toddler, held by a woman who appears to be his mother, begins crying as a French speaking priest attempts to baptise him.

The Daily Mail quickly got wind of the video, but it's not known when the footage was filmed, just that it was captured in a church where the ceremony was conducted in French.

Two adults stood at the font, believed to be the young child's parents, are stunned and quickly try to wrestle the child away from the elderly religious man.


While doing this, the priest uttered the words "Calm down", to the dismay of the child's family. I'll scream louder than you, OK? "Slap. My Child. Imma show you that these hands can do more than show you that I'm praying [sic]".

"And yet another reason why I'm not bringing up my kids as Catholics", wrote a Reddit user. "Or any family. This is prevalent around the world".

The shocked congregation can be heard to gasp at the strike from the priest and the scene that was unravelling in front of them.

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