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Episcopal chancery is office of diocese in which, under direction of bp. or his representative, all documents of diocese are drafted and processed. Office in charge of chancellor. Roman chancery (papal chancery, Apostolic chancery, Cancellaria Apostolica) was that branch of Roman curia* which drafted, and expedited papal bulls (see Bull) and briefs (see Breve). Cardinal called chancellor was at its head.

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