priest-penitent privilege

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the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges

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The clergy-penitent privilege, somewhat comparable to the attorney-client privilege, currently allows clergy in Kentucky to refuse to disclose any information communicated to them while they are acting in the role of spiritual adviser or confessor.
House Bill 2329 would allow priests and ministers to invoke the clergy-penitent privilege.