French priest suspended after video of him slapping baby goes viral


The YouTube video that was initially shared on Reddit with the caption, "A priest slaps an infant during his baptism".

The priest, who is speaking French, is seen blessing the baby and the child begins crying. The child was continuously crying out loud when the ceremony was taking place and soon the aged churchman, who got irritated by the child's cry, slapped it quite hard.

Eventually, the priest grabs the baby by the chin and delivers a firm slap across the baby's face.

The parents or god-parents of the child look to be in disbelief as the priest begins to pull the child close to him once again.

"He's afraid", the child's father says. I'm going to pour water on the forehead.

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As you can see in the footage, the priest tries to comfort the crying little one. After he fails to calm the child down, the priest ends up slapping the child, uttering the words "Calm down" in front of the toddler's surprised and shocked parents.

The family's shock becomes evident when the priest slaps the baby across the face. "I would have gone ballistic if that was any of my kids".

Before she struck, the master of ceremonies addressed directly to the child, urging him to calm down.

Also, yesterday, June 21, we wrote that the police detained in the village Travneve the svatovsky region of the Luhansk region the man who was beaten and chained 10-year-old child.

Many people online have been outraged by the priest's behaviour.