Video of Rough Orthodox Baptism Goes Viral

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Video of Rough Orthodox Baptism Goes Viral
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A video showing a baby being dunked forcefully into water by a Orthodox bishop has gone viral, with alarm spreading at the apparently rough treatment of the infant.

The video, which unconfirmed reports claim was shot at a church in Ayia Napa in Cyprus, shows the archbishop holding the child under the arms and saying prayers before quickly immersing the child in water three times.

The naked child’s feet swing up in the air every time he is taken from the font, although his parents seem relaxed about the energetic baptism.

Watch the baptism below:

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Video of Rough Orthodox Baptism Goes Viral

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