Angry Priest Hits Baby For Crying During Baptism

Short-Tempered Priest Slaps Toddler

Priest loses temper & slaps toddler during baptism (VIDEO)

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 horrified parents are at first anxious when the priest holds the baby in a vice-like grip to stop him from wailing.

Newsweek reported that it's unknown when the incident occurred or the identities of the people in the video. It is not known where in France this baptism took place or what the name of the priest is. I will spill water on the forehead, hmm?

The parents or god-parents of the child look to be in disbelief, unsure of what they had witnessed as the priest begins to pull the child close to him once again.

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His aggression prompts an immediate reaction as the baby cries more loudly. "This is in front of cameras, what would happen behind the scenes when you leave a priest and a child alone?" one person wrote. As a priest you are suppose to insure safety and peace but yet you slap my child!

The priest was heard saying afterwards: "There, you have to calm yourself, you have to calm yourself, there, there".

In footage posted on Reddit earlier this week, the elderly priest can be seen speaking to the infant, who is being held in the arms of a woman, believed to be the mother. Dozens of comments have been left below the original video expressing dismay at the priest's actions.

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