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Footage Of 'Violent Baptism' Outrages Viewers

Footage has emerged of a shocking 'baptism' that reportedly occurred in a Greek Orthodox church recently. 

The video shows an Archbishop dunking a tiny baby in and out of a basin with unusual force. 

A group of children standing behind the clergyman can also be seen stepping backwards with a look of worry. 

Viewers have expressed their absolute shock on social media after viewing the footage. 

Members of the Greek Orthodox church have also come forward to say that while it is tradition to dunk the baby into the font or basin three times 'forcefully' for the father, son and holy spirit, this specific example seems particularly violent. 

Media reports suggest the footage comes from Ayia Napa, Cyprus. 

A similarly confronting video of a similar baptism went viral online last year. 

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