Official Documents of the Diocese

The Office of the Chancellor (or “Chancery”) is concerned with the official documents of the diocese, especially of the Diocesan Bishop. The Chancellor is the principal Notary of the Diocese, and the ordinary Notary for the official documents issued by the Diocesan Bishop.

Canon 482

  • § 1. In every curia, a chancellor is to be appointed whose principal task is, unless particular law determines otherwise, to see to it that the acts of curia are gathered, arranged and safeguarded in the archive of the curia.
  • § 2. If it seems necessary the chancellor can be given an assistant, whose title is vice-chancellor.
  • § 3. The chancellor and vice-chancellor are automatically notaries and secretaries of the curia.