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
8%
0%
8%
75%
24
flagSpain
5%
15%
5%
75%
20
flagBelarus
10%
5%
10%
73%
19
flagNorway
10%
14%
14%
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28
flagGermany
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16%
10%
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103
flagAustralia
28%
14%
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14
flagthe United Kingdom
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17%
13%
56%
190
flagItaly
13%
13%
18%
54%
22
flagSweden
6%
20%
20%
53%
15
flagthe Netherlands
13%
22%
11%
52%
36
flagLithuania
7%
28%
14%
50%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
16%
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flagPoland
18%
15%
15%
49%
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flagthe United States
21%
15%
11%
49%
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flagCanada
30%
13%
10%
46%
30
flagUkraine
37%
7%
11%
44%
27
flagIndia
16%
21%
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37
flagFrance
17%
32%
7%
42%
28
flagUnknown
22%
22%
23%
31%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
22%
25%
28%
35

Gender

men45%
women45%
Ku Klux Klan
18%
20%
High Court of England and Wales
17%
16%
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
18%
16%
Roman Catholic Church
45%
46%

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