WATCH: Priest Refuses to Baptize Girl Who Says “No”

Jul 05, 2014 Comment(s) Tags: ,

A YouTube video of a priest refusing baptism to an unwilling three-year-old girl is causing a small controversy, after various Greek media outlets have picked up the footage.

The Greek website Romfea.gr acquired video of the event, which has ignited wide-spread discussion on the Greek internet and television.

The priest, who is an archimandrite and serves Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Church in Munich, has since apologized to the family, but opinion is still divided over whether or not he acted appropriately in the original incident.

What do you think? Should a priest baptize even an unwilling child of three years, or was Fr. Petros right to object in the moment? What could be done to help the child before the day of baptism?

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