On the morning of Sunday May 14, governor Miguel Márquez Márquez consecrated the state of Guanajuato to Sacred Heart of Jesus, and asked for forgiveness for all mistakes committed during his administration and his life.
The online newspaper “Zona Franca” broadcasted the video, in which the official appears along with Héctor López Santillana, Mayor of León, in an ecclesiastical ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin of Fátima.
Alfonso Cortés Contreras, Archbishop of León, led the religious ceremony in which Márquez went up to the altar accompanied by the mayor of León, and then he made the consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.
“I entrust my state, as well as all my issues and concerns to my Lord and his divine presence, I’m doing this consecration in a humble way, and I ask God for forgiveness for any failure and misteake I’ve made in the past”, declared Márquez Márquez.
“I ask God for His guidance to change everything that is not righteous…I, Miguel Márquez Márquez, as a representative of the state of Guanajuato, make an oath before God, the people and the Virgin Mary. Amen”, the governor stated before the congregation of more than 2,500 attendees.
The article 130 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (probably not many of our readers are aware of the fact that Mexico’s official name is “Estados Unidos Mexicanos“)of states that churches and state are to remain separate. It provides for the obligatory state registration of all “churches and religious groupings” and places a series of restrictions on priests and ministers of all religions (ineligible to hold public office, to campaign on behalf of political parties or candidates, to inherit from persons other than close blood relatives, etc.).