Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statutes: Maryland

Confidential Clergy Communications Statutes

Maryland Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statute

ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND

Courts and Judicial Proceedings.

TITLE 9. Witnesses.

Subtitle 1. Competence, Compellability, and Privilege.§ 9-111. Clergy person privilege.A minister of the gospel, clergyman, or priest of an established church of any denomination may not be compelled to testify on any matter in relation to any confession or communication made to him in confidence by a person seeking his spiritual advice or consolation.