Conor McGregor carries his daughter during the christening of his son Rían at The Vatican in Rome

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Conor McGregor was every inch the doting dad on Saturday as he was spotted carrying his sleeping daughter out of the church following his newborn son Rían’s christening at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican. 

The MMA fighter, 33, cut a dapper figure as he carefully cradled his little girl Croia, two, who looked adorable in a yellow and black dress.

Ahead of the event, the star was seen fuelling up on coffee as he jumped into his car flanked by minders and fans.

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The McGregor family were said to have arrived the Vatican via minibuses in the early afternoon through an internal door that leads directly to the Choir Chapel, where baptisms can take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

At the church, Conor looked sharp, teaming his three-piece navy suit with a crisp white shirt and polka dot blue tie, teaming this with brown shoes. 

Securing a christening at the Vatican can be a lengthy process, with hopefuls likely having to contact their local Bishop or the St Peter’s Basilica Parish office. Parents will then need permission from their parish priest to have the baptism outside their parish, and sponsor certificates will also be needed.

Sweet: Conor McGregor was every inch the doting dad on Saturday as he was spotted carrying his sleeping daughter out of the church

All dressed up: Conor's son emulated his smart style in an adorable navy suit

Sweet: Conor McGregor was every inch the doting dad on Saturday as he was spotted carrying his sleeping daughter out of the church (left) following his newborn son Rían’s (right) christening at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican

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Mini me: Conor doted on four-year-old son Conor Jr at the church

Mini me: Conor doted on four-year-old son Conor Jr at the church

Daddy cool: The MMA fighter cut a dapper figure as he carefully cradled his little girl Croia, two, who looked adorable in a yellow and black dress

Happy day: The star was all smiles as he carried little Croia

Daddy cool: The MMA fighter cut a dapper figure as he carefully cradled his little girl Croia, two, who looked adorable in a yellow and black dress

Family day: The sportsman, 33, appeared in his element as strolled around with his loved ones alongside him, including partner Dee Devlin, 34

Family day: The sportsman, 33, appeared in his element as strolled around with his loved ones alongside him, including partner Dee Devlin, 34

Proud mum: The mother-of-three cut a sophisticated figure in a form-fitting black midi dress, accessorised with a large, gold cross pendant

Proud mum: The mother-of-three cut a sophisticated figure in a form-fitting black midi dress, accessorised with a large, gold cross pendant

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Celebrations: The couple were surrounded by family members for the special day

Celebrations: The couple were surrounded by family members for the special day

Conor certainly seemed in a celebratory mood as he flashed a dazzling smile while carrying his little girl. 

The sportsman appeared in his element as strolled around with his loved ones alongside him, including partner Dee Devlin, 34.

The mother-of-three cut a sophisticated figure in a form-fitting black midi dress, accessorised with a large, gold cross pendant.

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Dee finished off her look with black heeled mules and a matching handbag, while her blonde locks were styled in an elegant up ‘do.  

Following the christening, the family took time to admire St. Peter’s Basilica before making their way outside. 

Once outside in the parking lot, the Irish fighter relaxed further as he removed his jacket. 

Got his hands full: The day proved to be too much for Conor's daughter Croia

Got his hands full: The day proved to be too much for Conor’s daughter Croia

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Special occasion: Conor and his family were dressed to impress on the day

Special occasion: Conor and his family were dressed to impress on the day

Family affair: Connor was surrounded by loved ones in the church

Family affair: Connor was surrounded by loved ones in the church

That's my girl: Little Croia donned adorable matching shoes as she rested on her father's shoulder

Daddy's Princess: Croia enjoyed a snooze on her father's shoulder

That’s my girl: Little Croia donned adorable matching shoes as she rested on her father’s shoulder

Pose: Conor stopped to pose for a photo while carrying his daughter

Pose: Conor stopped to pose for a photo while carrying his daughter

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He was joined by his loved ones where they all poured into waiting vehicles, with one relative seen carefully loading little Rían’s buggy inside. 

MailOnline have contacted Conor’s representatives for comment. 

The previous day, Conor and his family stepped out for a pre-baptism meal ahead of the big day.

Conor looked dapper as he donned a open-collared white shirt, a black waistcoat and blazer for the special occasion. 

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The UFC star completed the look with a pair of black trousers and a matching pocket square as he sported his signature side-slicked hair and bushy beard.  

Altogether now: Conor and his loved ones walked in unity on Rían's special day

Altogether now: Conor and his loved ones walked in unity on Rían’s special day

Dapper: At the church, Conor looked sharp, teaming his three-piece navy suit with a crisp white shirt and polka dot blue tie, teaming this with brown shoes

Feeling hot? The sportsman was seen removing his blazer as he walked outside

Dapper: At the church, Conor looked sharp, teaming his three-piece navy suit with a crisp white shirt and polka dot blue tie, teaming this with brown shoes

Say cheese: Conor took a moment to pose for pictures inside

Say cheese: Conor took a moment to pose for pictures inside

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Family man: It certainly proved to be a proud day for the UFC star and his family

Precautions: Conor was seen wearing a black face mask at some points

Family man: It certainly proved to be a proud day for the UFC star and his family

Big day: The McGregor family were seen in their smartest attire for the event

Big day: The McGregor family were seen in their smartest attire for the event

There he is: Baby Rían looked adorable in a white outfit as he was held by a relative

There he is: Baby Rían looked adorable in a white outfit as he was held by a relative

Meanwhile, Dee looked chic in a short-sleeved orange, pink and yellow floral midi dress, which she accessorised with black stilettos and a fuchsia cross-body bag. 

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She wore her highlighted chestnut locks in a sideswept parting and appeared focused on her children as she stepped out of the car.  

Swarms of fans gathered in the street to get a glimpse of the star as he left the luxury Hotel De La Vilee. 

The fighter had booked out the entire terrace of the glitzy hotel for dinner and an aperitif before the special church service. 

Centre of attention: Conor certainly attracted plenty of attention as he left the church

Centre of attention: Conor certainly attracted plenty of attention as he left the church

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Heading off: Following the christening, the family took time to admire St. Peter's Basilica before making their way outside

Chit chat: The sports star was seen chatting away outside

Heading off: Following the christening, the family took time to admire St. Peter’s Basilica before making their way outside

Precious cargo: He was joined by his loved ones where they all poured into waiting vehicles, with one relative seen carefully loading little Rían's buggy inside

Precious cargo: He was joined by his loved ones where they all poured into waiting vehicles, with one relative seen carefully loading little Rían’s buggy inside

Turning heads: The christening party were surrounded by minders and staff as they made their way into blacked-out minivans

Turning heads: The christening party were surrounded by minders and staff as they made their way into blacked-out minivans 

Conor’s fans waved their phones and large pictures of the fighter in the air to catch his attention as he climbed into a waiting car.  

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Conor and long-term love Dee plan to get married soon.

They met at a night club in Ireland when Conor was just 19 years old.  

Conor and Dee welcomed baby Rian in May and the fighter proved he was loving life as a dad of three as he pushed his son’s pram through the Italian streets.   

Fuel: Earlier in the day, Conor was seen carrying a cup of coffee out of his hotel as he and Dee headed to their waiting car ahead of the christening

Proud parents; The couple ensured they looked their best for their baby boy's special day

Fuel: Earlier in the day, Conor was seen carrying a cup of coffee out of his hotel as he and Dee headed to their waiting car ahead of the christening

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Popular: Conor ensured he brought his hot beverage with him as he climbed into his car which was surrounded by adoring fans

Popular: Conor ensured he brought his hot beverage with him as he climbed into his car which was surrounded by adoring fans

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