People Livid of Greek Orthodox Bishop Violently Baptising Baby in Water

Published May 14th, 2018 - 03:00 GMT
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Twitter users have been outraged after bizarre footage emerged on social media showing a Greek Orthodox bishop violently baptising a baby in water.

In the clip the Archbishop swings the naked child by its arms and repeatedly dunks him in the baptismal font.

The clergyman dips the boy in the basin three times before handing him back to the parents who seem totally unfazed.

It is believed the clip was filmed in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, at a Greek Orthodox church. 

It is tradition for Greek Orthodox churches to perform 'forceful'  baptisms because it is seen as a solution to the declining birth rate.

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