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Clergy Penitent Privilege

Clergy-Penitent Privilege


Clergy-Penitent Privilege — in certain jurisdictions, clergy must maintain the confidentiality of "privileged communications" with penitents or counselees. In some cases, this can pose a legal challenge in weighing how clergy-penitent privilege interacts with mandated reporter laws, in which clergy could be required to report potential child abuse to authorities.

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