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Section 56 Crimes Act 1900
Obstructing Member of the Clergy in Discharge of His or Her Duties

Section 56 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Obstructing Member of the Clergy in Discharge of His or Her Duties and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 56 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Obstructing Member of the Clergy in Discharge of His or Her Duties’ and reads as follows:

56 Obstructing Member of the Clergy in Discharge of His or Her Duties

Whosoever:

threats or force prevents, or endeavours to prevent, any member of the clergy, or other person duly authorised in that behalf, from officiating in a place of divine worship, or from the performance of his or her duty in the lawful burial of the dead in a burial-place, or

strikes, or offers any violence to, any member of the clergy, or minister engaged in, or to the knowledge of the offender about to engage in, any of the duties aforesaid, or going to perform the same,

shall be liable to imprisonment for two years.

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