Q. 1. What is the meaning of the words "Diocese Chancellor?"
A. 1. In many Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church, the Chancellor exercises some of the faculties which in other dioceses are exclusively reserved to the Vicar-General. This happens more frequently in smaller dioceses, administered directly by the Bishop himself, and in which the Vicar-General is called on only when the bishop is absent or hindered.
In such cases the Chancellor is also the confidential secretary of the Bishop. A similar system obtains even in many extensive Dioceses which are administered by the Bishop with the aid of one or more Vicars-General and the Diocesan Chancery.