JAPAN: Emperor Enthroned

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Supreme above every other man or woman in lineage, rank and sanctity combined is the Emperor of Japan, upon whose splendrous Enthronement world interests focused last week.

Certainly no President of the United States has ever known—as does the Emperor of Japan — the name of his 123rd paternal ancestor.*

Pope Pius XI is not held more sanctified by Roman Catholics than is the Emperor Hirohito by pious Japanese. His Holiness claims to be no more than the divinely delegated and elected viceregent of Christ. His Majesty claims to be divinely begotten...

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