2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 899 Evidence
Sec. 52-146b. Privileged communications made to clergymen.

      Sec. 52-146b. Privileged communications made to clergymen. A clergyman, priest, minister, rabbi or practitioner of any religious denomination accredited by the religious body to which he belongs who is settled in the work of the ministry shall not disclose confidential communications made to him in his professional capacity in any civil or criminal case or proceedings preliminary thereto, or in any legislative or administrative proceeding, unless the person making the confidential communication waives such privilege herein provided.

      (1967, P.A. 826.)

      "Priest-penitent" privilege found waived where defendant testified as to what he told priest and conversation did not relate to religious or spiritual advise, aid or comfort. 171 C. 586. Cited. 211 C. 555.

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