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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6%
12%
75%
16
flagRussia
5%
0%
11%
72%
18
flagSpain
5%
16%
5%
72%
18
flagNorway
8%
16%
16%
60%
25
flagGermany
13%
16%
9%
58%
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flagSweden
8%
16%
16%
58%
12
flagItaly
5%
15%
21%
57%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
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18%
12%
55%
177
flagthe Netherlands
12%
21%
12%
54%
33
flagPoland
18%
15%
15%
49%
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flagthe United States
21%
15%
11%
49%
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flagCanada
30%
13%
10%
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flagBelgium
18%
36%
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45%
11
flagLithuania
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27%
18%
45%
11
flagIndia
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25%
9%
43%
32
flagFrance
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32%
7%
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28
flagUkraine
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21
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32%
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flagDenmark
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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26%
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Gender

men46%
women46%
Ku Klux Klan
18%
20%
High Court of England and Wales
17%
16%
Nuremberg Military Tribunals
18%
16%
Roman Catholic Church
46%
46%

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