Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statutes: Georgia

Confidential Clergy Communications Statutes

Georgia Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statute

CODE OF GEORGIA

TITLE 24. Evidence.

Chapter 9. Witnesses Generally.

Article 2. Privilege.

Part 1. General Provisions.

  • 22. Communications to ministers, priests and rabbis.Every communication made by any person professing religious faith, seeking spiritual comfort, or seeking counseling to any Protestant minister of the Gospel, any priest of the Roman Catholic faith, any priest of the Greek Orthodox Catholic faith, any Jewish rabbi, or to any Christian or Jewish minister, by whatever name called, shall be deemed privileged. No such minister, priest, or rabbi shall disclose any communications made to him by any such person professing religious faith, seeking spiritual guidance, or seeking counseling, nor shall such minister, priest, or rabbi be competent or compellable to testify with reference to any such communication in any court.