Which organization had an office of devil's advocate?

Ku Klux Klan
High Court of England and Wales
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
Roman Catholic Church
The office of Ad­vo­ca­tus Diaboli was formally es­tab­lished by Sixtus V in 1587. The devil's advocate role was to crit­i­cal­ly examine the life of and miracles at­trib­uted to an in­di­vid­u­al proposed for be­at­i­fi­ca­tion or can­on­iza­tion. This included the pre­sen­ta­tion of ev­ery­thing un­fa­vor­able to the can­di­date. The office was abol­ished when Pope John Paul II in 1979 to speed up can­on­iza­tion and be­at­i­fi­ca­tion process.

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Ku Klux Klan
High Court of England and Wales
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
Roman Catholic Church
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flagSpain
4%
14%
4%
76%
21
flagRussia
11%
0%
7%
74%
27
flagBelarus
10%
5%
10%
73%
19
flagNorway
10%
14%
14%
60%
28
flagItaly
12%
12%
16%
60%
25
flagAustralia
26%
13%
0%
60%
15
flagGermany
13%
16%
10%
58%
110
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
17%
12%
56%
207
flagDenmark
6%
12%
12%
56%
16
flagBelgium
13%
26%
6%
53%
15
flagthe Netherlands
13%
23%
10%
52%
38
flagPoland
18%
15%
14%
50%
8601
flagSweden
12%
18%
18%
50%
16
flagUkraine
31%
5%
14%
48%
35
flagthe United States
21%
15%
12%
47%
270
flagCanada
27%
18%
9%
45%
33
flagFrance
16%
30%
10%
43%
30
flagIndia
20%
22%
18%
34%
49
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
20%
25%
33%
39
flagUnknown
22%
22%
23%
31%
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Gender

men46%
women45%
Ku Klux Klan
17%
20%
High Court of England and Wales
17%
16%
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
18%
16%
Roman Catholic Church
46%
46%

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