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Shocking! Priest slaps crying baby during baptism; watch video

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 June 2018, 14:09 IST
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In the video which went viral, an arrogant clergyman can be seen slapping the child in the face with his hand, after he lost his temper when the child wont stops crying during the ceremony.

The outraged man and woman, who are expected to be the parents take the child away from the from the priest.

However, it is not revealed when the footage was filmed but it was captured inside the church where the ceremony was held in French.

The video clip shows a woman, which is it seemed to be baby’s mother, trying to hold the sun. It becomes clear that the child is not at all enjoying the process and started screaming loudly.

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The clergyman (priest) started to look annoyed at that loud noise of baby's crying and raises his voice.

It was a normal as the child's parents and relatives still appear to be smiling but the priest was not all happy with whatever was going on brings the baby's head towards his, tells the baby to stop crying and slaps him on his face.

The priest looks annoyed, then holds the baby's face in his hands, looks it in the eyes and slaps it hard on the cheek with his bare hand.

As soon as he slaps the baby, everyone standing there seemed shocked as his aggression prompts an immediate reaction as the baby cries more loudly. The relatives look shocked too and another woman comes over to try to calm the situation by putting her hand on the clergyman's chest as if to hold him to back off.

The man who appears to be the child's father then steps in, praising the child out of the priest's grip, even as the cleric struggles for possession of the child.

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First published: 22 June 2018, 14:09 IST