Clergy-Penitent Privilege


Also known as the priest-penitent privilege. A form of privilege that protects from disclosure to third parties communications between a member of the clergy and a person who seeks spiritual counseling.

A person seeking to invoke the clergy-penitent privilege typically must show that:

- The communication was made to a clergy member.
- The clergy member was acting in a spiritual capacity.
- The person reasonably expected the communication to remain confidential.

A clergy member may be a priest, minister, rabbi, or similar figure of a religious organization.

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