(VIDEO) Priest SLAPS Baby Because It Won’t Stop Crying During Baptism

(Daily Mail) This is the bizarre moment a baby’s relatives are forced to wrestle their child away from a French priest who slapped it during its baptism.

The clergyman hit the child in the face with his left hand after he lost his temper when the child would not stop crying during the ceremony.

The outraged man and woman watching on, who appear to be his parents, react in shock and step in to snatch their baby back.

It is not known when the footage was filmed but it was captured in a church where the ceremony was conducted in French.

In a statement released Friday by Meaux Dioceses in France, Father Jacques Lacroix, 89, has been removed from all activities surrounding the church after the video went viral, causing rage and indignation by millions of people who viewed it.