Video shows priest slapping baby during baptism

Pauline Gross
June 22, 2018

Amid gasps from the congregation, the priest is then seen pulling the child closer and putting his hand over his mouth in a possible effort to stifle his cries. The man successfully gains possession of the child moments before the 43-second video ends.

A disturbing video has emerged of a priest slapping a baby across the face as he administers baptism. As a priest you are suppose to insure safety and peace but yet you slap my child!

The outraged parents react in shock and try to wrestle the baby away from the irritated clergyman.

It was awkward and outrageous - but as far as priest scandals go... not the worst!

The outrageous video has gone viral, and has left viewers understandably upset.

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The priest got irritated and was speaking loudly, in a bid to raise his voice over the screams. "Slap. My Child. Imma show you that these hands can do more than show you that I'm praying [sic]". As a priest you are suppose to insure safety and peace but yet you slap my child! But he soon loses his temper and hits the child in the face.

"And yet another reason why I'm not bringing up my kids as Catholics", wrote a Reddit user. "Let's make it all stop".

A couple, presumed to be parents of the infant, can be heard gasping.

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