Angry Priest Hits Baby For Crying During Baptism

In the unsettling footage, the priest can be heard saying: "It's a tantrum, this is called a tantrum".

At first, the 43-second video clip shows the priest, who is speaking French, attempting to comfort the crying baby.

His aggression prompts an immediate reaction as the baby cries more loudly.

A man and woman, who appear to be the child's parents, looked shocked by the slap.

In the disturbing video, the priest loses his patience with the child and holds his face close to him next to a baptismal font.

It is still unclear where the video was filmed.

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

The bawling baby is being held by its mother when the elderly priest takes a grip of its head with his hand.

One user translated the footage into English and claimed the priest was explaining he would pour water on the child's forehead, saying: "He'll have become a little Christian". I will scream louder than you.

Another person said: "If that video would end with the father giving the priest a very strong bitch slap it would be ideal".

No further details have been revealed about the family or whether or not the parents pressed charges for the priest's actions, nor has any representative from the Catholic Church released a statement regarding the priests behaviour. Added another: "A priest slaps my baby and I'm putting him on the cross".

  • Tracy Klein