On account of the poverty, corruption and violence, Mexico is facing, Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara has put forward a suggestion to consecrate the land of Mexico to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Recalling the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart, as requested by Mother Mary in her apparition to the shepherd children of Fatima, he said that “a few years later, without violence, without the shedding of blood, the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain fell that divided Europe. The Blessed Virgin of Fatima foresaw future times and told us that the remedy was prayer and to make Christ reign in the world and in society along with her Immaculate Heart.”
Pope John Paul II had consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984, the Feast of the Annunciation, in communion with the bishops of the world.
Inspired by this event, he calls for the consecration of Mexico to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 13th, the date of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, hoping that they “will be doing a service” to their homeland, and believing that “God will take that into account” for them.
“It seems to me that this suggestion is pertinent; hopefully our bishops can carefully consider it, because in this time of tribulation, the voice of our bishops in guiding the people is needed. They are the religious leaders of Mexico, and the people, the people of God, hope for a word from us bishops”, he says.