[VIDEO] Russian priest filmed violently plunging baby into water during baptism
Please be warned this video is not for sensitive viewers.
A Russian orthodox priest can be seen violently plunging a resistant one-year-old baby into the baptism bath. Despite the child being too large for the bath, the priest continues to force him in resulting in him being physically abused. According to Sky News and other Russian media sources, the mother reports the child has been traumatised by the incident.
Russian media reports priest has been banned from the clergy for a year.
In this video, the baby's mother can be seen trying to intervene but the priest will not give up.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS:
⛪️ Священник едва не убил ребенка во время крещения в Гатчине.— Пятый канал Новости (@5tv) August 11, 2019
После церемонии на теле ребенка остались ссадины и ушибы.
⚠ Внимание: шокирующие кадры 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/TPDzZ4v52M
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