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Catholic canon law (II, 1) requires that every diocesan curia appoints as one of its members a chancellor, also called curial secretary (in France often secretary general), who may be a member of the laity. The chancellor and possibly the vice-chancellor are also notaries and secretaries of the diocesan curia. The chancellor is freely appointed by the diocesan bishop and can also be removed from his office at the bishop's own discretion; he can also be removed by the diocesan administrator, but only with the consent of …

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Puza, Richard, “Chancellor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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