Practice Relating to Rule 27. Religious Personnel
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that military religious personnel are protected: “[They] may not take part in hostilities and may not be attacked” but “may lose their protection if they take part in the fighting”.
The manual also states that religious personnel “have direct access to the authorities of the POW [prisoner-of-war] camp and must be able to access the POW detachments at the camp. They are not prisoners of war.”
The manual further states that attacking religious personnel is a war crime.