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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flagRussia
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flagSpain
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flagItaly
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flagGermany
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Gender

men53%
women46%
Ku Klux Klan
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19%
High Court of England and Wales
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17%
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
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Roman Catholic Church
53%
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