Promotor Fidei

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(Lat., ‘promoter of the faith’). The foremost theologian of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. He used to be responsible for examining the alleged virtues and miracles of a candidate for beatification or canonization, with a view to preventing any rash decision (he was popularly known as ‘the Devil's Advocate’). He now presides over the meetings of the theological consultors who make the final assessment of a case and prepares their report for the cardinals and bishops who advise the Pope.

Subjects: Christianity.

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