Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statutes: Minnesota

Confidential Clergy Communications Statutes

Minnesota Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statute

MINNESOTA STATUTES

Judicial Proof.

Chapter 595. Witnesses.

595.02(c). Testimony of witnesses.

A member of the clergy or other minister of any religion shall not, without the consent of the party making the confession, be allowed to disclose a confession made to the member of the clergy or other minister in a professional character, in the course of discipline enjoined by the rules or practice of the religious body to which the member of the clergy or other minister belongs; nor shall a member of the clergy or other minister of any religion be examined as to any communication made to the member of the clergy or other minister by any person seeking religious or spiritual advice, aid, or comfort or advice given thereon in the course of the member of the clergy’s or other minister’s professional character, without the consent of the person.