Advocate of God


The promoter of the cause in a process of beatification or canonization. Advocate of the Church, lay official, in the Middle Ages, charged with the defense of Church temporalities, both in civil courts and, in later times, in the field; he received in return part of the Church revenues. Under the feudal system the princes appointed the advocates by their own authority, and in many places the office became hereditary, which led to grave abuses.

MLA Citation

  • “Advocate of God”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2014. Web. 4 August 2021. <>