Strictly speaking the Chancellor is the “Keeper of the Archives.” In the past fifty years many duties have been added to this office to assist the Bishop in the Administration of the Diocese. Today the Chancellor often serves as the Moderator of the Curia where coordination of Pastoral Services and staff is conducted. The Chancellor issues official documents, grants Marriage Dispensations/permissions, and many duties delegated by the Bishop of the Diocese. In addition to these services, the Chancellor is often appointed Diocesan Judicial Vicar and takes care of what are called Informal Marriage Cases. The Chancellor normally is qualified in Canon Law with a Doctorate or Licentiate.
Fr. John Molina is currently the Chancellor of the Diocese of Charlottetown.