promotor fidei


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promotor fidei

(prəʊˈməʊtɔː fɪˈdeɪiː)
n
another name for devil's advocate2
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Known officially as the promotor fidei, "promoter of the faith," it was his role to argue against a candidate for sainthood by surfacing contrary arguments in situations where skepticism is unlikely to surface naturally.
Seventy-six years later, the Jesuit Michele Archenti, Promotor Fidei and devil's advocate, a man whose very job is to turn everything upside down, arrives to investigate Fabrizio's candidacy for sainthood.