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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Prisoners who are ministers of religion
Prisoners of war who are ministers of religion, without having officiated as chaplains to their own forces, shall be at liberty, whatever their denomination, to minister freely to the members of their community. For this purpose, they shall receive the same treatment as the chaplains retained by the Detaining Power. They shall not be obliged to do any other work.