Priest loses temper & slaps toddler during baptism

Leroy Wright
June 22, 2018

The video clip shows a French priest attempting to comfort a crying baby at a baptism ceremony.

A baby's relatives were forced to wrestle the child away from a French priest who slapped it during baptism.

The priest is shown to hit the poor child in the face because he would not stop crying.

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

The disturbing video has been circulated on social media, but it is still unclear where it was filmed.

Things escalate when the child becomes increasingly distraught - prompting the priest to tell the crying toddler to "Calm down, calm down" repeatedly before slapping the child on the face.

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

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. I will spill water on the forehead, hmm? I'll scream louder than you, OK?

NAIJ.com gathers that at the start of the ceremony, the woman, believed to be the child's mother, was carrying the child while the priest began proceedings.

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

People on YouTube took to the comments section to express their outrage at the priest's behavior.

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