Priest slaps crying baby during baptism

Angry priest slaps baby who wouldn’t stop crying during baptism

In a 40-second clip that has gone viral, the French-speaking clergyman lashes out in frustration during the ceremony as the tiny child is held by a woman thought to be his mother.

According to one Reddit user, the priest can be heard saying in French, as the child cried: "It's a tantrum, this is called a tantrum". The priest attempts to yank baby closer before a bearded man pulls the child away. "Here. And then, we are going to embrace the little guy, because he will have become a little more Christian".

People on YouTube took to the comments section to express their disapproval of the priest's behavior. I'll scream louder than you, OK?

However, the priest is speaking French and the story appeared on a local news website of Martinique and Guadeloupe, French territories in the Caribbean Sea.

The priest taps the child on the head who begins to cry.

Attempting to console the child, the priest grabs the child's face and tells him to "calm down".

The outraged relatives then stepped in and snatched the baby away from the priest, after watching on in shock.

He repeatedly says "calm down" before suddenly slapping the baby hard in the face.

Warning: The contents of the video may be disturbing. "I was trying to calm him down; I didn't really know what to do".

This isn't the first baptism video to cause controversy, with one Greek orthodox priest's enthusiastic technique coming under fire.

The congregation gasps and admonishes him for his treatment of the child.

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