Priest-Penitent Privilege in France

Priest-Penitent Privilege in France

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Priest-penitent privilege in France and the western portion of Europe received public recognition at a very early date owing to the perceived sacredness of the Seal of the Confessional. In France it was an established principle not only that a confessor could not be examined in a court of justice as to matters revealed to him in confession, but that admissions made in confession, if disclosed, might not be received or acted upon by the court and would not be evidence. Merlin and Guyot distinguished writers on French jurisprudence, cite a decree of the Parliament of Normandy deciding the principle and laying down that a person charged upon the evidence of a confession cannot be convicted and must be discharged.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Populpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135629727
  • 9786135629729