VIDEO: Mexican Governor Consecrates His State to God

During a religious ceremony, the governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Marquez Márquez, entrusted himself to God and asked for forgiveness for his errors in the management of his state, which was plagued by violence.

During the religious celebration on the occasion of 100 years of the appearance of the Virgin of Fatima in the entity and in front of an entourage of 2,500 people, the governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Marquez Márquez, entrusted to God the future of this Mexican State.

“I entrust to God and his divine will all that we are and everything we have in this State. In doing this consecration in a humble way I acknowledge and ask forgiveness for the failures I have had in my past,” Governor Marquez said.

Currently, the State of Guanajuato has the highest levels of insecurity and violence throughout its history. This entity, ruled since 1991 by the National Action Party (PAN), recorded a rise in intentional homicides, which increased from 229 in 2007 to 961 in 2016, an increase of 320%.

According to statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Security System (SESNS), in 2011, 6,299 high-impact crimes such as homicide, kidnapping, extortion or vehicle theft were committed in Guanajuato, that is, 17 cases per day on average.