The President (E) of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, sent a message of faith and hope to Venezuelans from the Anzoátegui state where he participated in religious events on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the canonical coronation of the Virgin of the Valley, patron of the East.
“This devotion that we have seen, felt and lived with the Virgin of the Valley in the East of the country, is the sign of the faith of a country that wants to move forward. We understand the value of union and faith.”
The President in charge with the First Lady, Fabiana de Rosales, deputies of the National Assembly, the mayor of the municipality Lechería, Manuel Ferreira, and of authorities of the local entity, attended the mass in honor of the Virgin of the Valley, officiated by the bishop of the diocese of Barcelona, Monsignor Jorge Anibal Quintero ; and held on the shores of Playa Mansa.
Approximately five thousand parishioners attended the Eucharist where Guaidó and his wife made an offering to “Vallita”, as the patron saint of the Orientals is also known.
During the homily, Monsignor Jorge Anibal Quintero, asked the Virgin Mary in the invocation of the Virgin of the Valley by Venezuelans who have been forced from the country in search of a better future.
“Mary, we turn to you for shelter, turn your gaze to the people, protect women, men and children forced to seek refuge elsewhere. Lord, you summon us as a nation, and here we are.”
To honor the patron of the East of Venezuela, the President in charge of Venezuela participated in the lacustrine procession of the Virgen Del Valle with the First Lady.