The priest’s actions became more violent has several attempts to submerge the infant in the water failed Disturbing footage has surfaced of a Catholic priest ‘losing it’ while attempting to baptize a 4-month-old baby has gone viral on social media.The priest is seen brutally tossing the child around before pressing his hand against its mouth in an attempt to stop it screaming.
Viewers of the video said the footage was proof of child abuse and were so outraged they took Social Media:
“I cannot believe the priest has decided to punish the baby because it was screaming, that what babies do! If that was my child I would have taken it to the priest and knocked him out!”The priest’s actions became more violent has several attempts to submerge the infant in the water failed, he then finally lost his temper.
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RT.com reports: The priest could not hide his frustration over failure to calm the baby down. After several attempts to submerge the infant in the water, he finally lost his temper.
At one point, he says something to the baby’s parents, puts the child back on the table, and angrily jerks at his robe prepared to give up on the entire ceremony.The priest then decides to make one final attempt to baptize the screaming baby, roughly dunking the child underwater several times, showing little care for the baby’s well-being.Orthodox baptism requires babies to be dipped in holy water from head to toe. The process is repeated three times.