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Romanian Church Under Fire as Six-week-old Baby Dies in Baptism 
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Romanian Church Under Fire as Six-week-old Baby Dies in Baptism 

The Orthodox Church in Romania is facing growing pressure to change baptism rituals after a  six-week-old baby died following a ceremony earlier this week. The baby boy reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during the Baptism on Monday and was rushed to hospital but died a few hours later, with autopsy revealing liquid in his lungs. Prosecutors have now opened a manslaughter investigation against the priest in the north-eastern city of Suceava. An online petition calling for changes to the ritual had gathered more than 56,000 signatures by Thursday evening. “The death of a newborn baby because of this practice is a huge tragedy,” said a message with the petition. “This risk must be ruled out for the joy of baptism to triumph.” Due to several similar incidents in recent ye...
Roberto Firmino In Tears As Liverpool Teammate Alisson Assists Emotional Baptism
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Roberto Firmino In Tears As Liverpool Teammate Alisson Assists Emotional Baptism

Liverpool and Brazil teammates Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker broke down in tears as the goalkeeper helped the forward in a Christian baptism. Firmino took to Instagram on Wednesday to share with fans a video of him during the ceremony, which was attended by a large crowd. The video starts showing a singer accompanied by a keyboard player and a number of people watching. Firmino then walks into a swimming pool with Alisson waiting for him, and is joined by his wife Larissa before Alisson aids him in dunking his head in the water to complete the process. Firmino then embraces his wife and they both appear to cry, while Alisson can be seen in the background visibly emotional and wiping tears from his eyes. Along with the video Firmino included a caption in Portugue...
Chelsea Star Willian Getting Baptised In River Jordan
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Chelsea Star Willian Getting Baptised In River Jordan

Chelsea star Willian gets baptised in River Jordan Willian briefly put contract talks with Chelsea on hold to seek spiritual nourishment after getting baptised in River Jordan. Willian is understood to be a devout Christian, with the footballer acclaiming the significance of baptism in the religion.
South African Archbishop Andries Moeti Drowned Before Church Members During Baptism
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South African Archbishop Andries Moeti Drowned Before Church Members During Baptism

Death has befallen an African Archbishop right in front of his own church members while baptizing some people. Andries Moeti was a South African Archbishop died during baptism, Daily Sun SA reports. The cleric usually went under water for a minute to pray before baptising new members. However, on Sunday, the 36-year-old leader of New Heaven Apostolic Church in Marobjane Village, Limpopo, drowned in front of church members who were queueing up to be baptised. When people realised the archbishop had been under water for a while, they screamed for help as they were afraid to go in and rescue him. His mum, Elisa Moeti (60), told Daily Sun it was hard for church members and his family to accept Andries’ death. “We are still shocked because he always went to the stream to pray...
Fake Catholic priest unmasked after 18 years
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Fake Catholic priest unmasked after 18 years

A Fake Catholic priest who has worked as cleric for more than 18 years has been dismissed by the Catholic Church in Spain. Miguel Angel Ibarra carried out weddings and baptisms, first in Colombia and then in southern Spain, despite having never been ordained. Those ceremonies will still be recognised, the Church says, but not his communions or the confessions he heard. He was found to be an impostor after a complaint was filed in Colombia. The complainant alleged Mr Ibarra had forged his documents. After a “thorough investigation”, it was found that he had never been ordained and he has now been ordered to return to Colombia, Church officials say. Mr Ibarra moved to Spain last October, settling in the town of Medina-Sidonia, which is home to more than 11,000 peo...
Crocodile Kills Pastor As He Baptizes Followers
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Crocodile Kills Pastor As He Baptizes Followers

A lakeside baptism ceremony reportedly went sour, as it was gathered that a Pastor identified as Docho Eshete was allegedly grabbed by the crocodile, soon after he started a mass baptism for 80 people on the shores of Lake Abaya in southern Ethiopia. Pastor Docho died after being bitten on his legs, back and hands, as huge efforts from fishermen and residents could not save him, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said. “He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one,” local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC. “All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor.” As his horrified congregation looked on, local fishermen reportedly struggled to rescue him. It was said they succeeded only in using their nets to prevent the crocodile from taking the 45-year-old’s b...

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