|His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I formally accepting the title|
"Defender of the Faith":
...Holy Fathers, We have welcomed the title you have given Us,
Defender of the Faith, with great honour. May Almighty God grace your
name. May God welcome your work. We have received this title given
Us by you Holy Fathers, with religious reverence. May your prayers
help Us in Our effort to fulfil the task entrusted to Us.
Today man sees all his hopes and aspirations crumbling before him. He is
perplexed and knows not whither he is drifting. But he must realise that the
Bible is his refuge, and the rallying point for all humanity. In it man will find
the solution of his present difficulties and guidance for his future
action, and unless he accepts with clear conscience the Bible and its great
Message, he cannot hope for salvation. For my part I glory in the Bible.