This is the shocking moment a priest slaps an hysterical baby hard across the cheek during a baptism.
Two adults stood at the font, believed to be the young child's parents, are stunned quickly try to wrestle the child away from the elderly religious man.
In the distressing footage the man, wearing a white cassock and green stole, can be seen at first trying to calm the baby down.
The ceremony, which is taking place in French, appears to show the child getting more distressed and seemingly annoying the priest.
According to Kidspot in Australia, the man can be heard saying: "It's a tantrum, this is called a tantrum.
'I will spill water on the forehead, hmm?
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