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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flagBelarus
7%
0%
15%
76%
13
flagRussia
0%
0%
12%
75%
16
flagSpain
7%
14%
7%
71%
14
flagItaly
6%
6%
18%
68%
16
flagGermany
13%
16%
8%
60%
80
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
18%
14%
58%
131
flagthe Netherlands
8%
20%
16%
56%
25
flagUkraine
36%
0%
9%
54%
11
flagNorway
10%
21%
15%
52%
19
flagthe United States
18%
17%
10%
50%
181
flagCanada
33%
12%
4%
50%
24
flagPoland
18%
15%
15%
50%
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flagIndia
18%
25%
11%
44%
27
flagFrance
16%
33%
11%
38%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
22%
29%
22%
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Gender

men52%
women46%
Ku Klux Klan
15%
19%
High Court of England and Wales
14%
17%
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
16%
15%
Roman Catholic Church
52%
46%

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