The Black Order, an 'army' of the Vatican and the Pope, extends into every continent,
having a branch Headquarters in each and the main Headquarters in Europe. The
entire Order is divided into active services and support services. The active
services consist of the Generals and Exorcists; it is even said that a secret
group exists in the active services. The support services are divided into several
sections, including a science, intelligence, medical, signal, security, diplomatic,
and logistics section. The science section is responsible for researching the
Innocence and developing them into weapons as well as designing Order uniforms.
The intelligence section is made up of Finders and gathers information. The
health and welfare of the Black Order staff is overseen by the medical section
while the signal section is in charge of the communication that passes between
the Order, Finders, and Exorcists. The security section guards all entry and
exit points. The diplomatic section manages affairs with other countries and
arranges for support and cooperation. The day-to-day operation of the organization,
such as meals, cleaning, and accounting, are taken care of by the logistics
section. Although every section is individually managed by a section chief,
each branch by a branch chief, the entire organization is directed by chief
officer, who is currently Komui Lee. Even the Exorcists receive daily orders
from the chief, even though they are normally under one of the Generals. However,
the Generals don't take orders from the chief. But they will take orders from
the Grand Generals, who are even higher than the chief. The Grand Generals are
rumored to have links to the Vatican. Oftentimes, the Vatican sends agents to
observe the Order.
Although the other five branches have not appeared, the main HQ and the China
branch have been sites of many events throughout the story, from Lulu Bell's
assault and the level four's rampage to the reactivation of Allen's Innocence.
Recently, because of the attack, the Head quarters is moving from the castle
that it inhabited for a century. It is unknown where they plan to build the
new branch. However, the character Lavi claims that there is a rumor it will
be in London.