New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules - CVP § 4505. Confidential communication to clergy privileged

Unless the person confessing or confiding waives the privilege, a clergyman, or other minister of any religion or duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, shall not be allowed   1 disclose a confession or confidence made to him in his professional character as spiritual advisor.

1 So in original.  Probably should read “allowed to”.

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