The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, attended today the high mass in honor of the Virgin of Almudena, on the day in which the 75th anniversary of her canonical coronation is celebrated, and in which, after the traditional wreath, has renewed the Vow of the Town, in which he has asked the patron saint of the capital that Madrid “continue to be a constant icon of both the rich variety” of Spain “and its unbreakable unity.”

Almeida has implored that Madrid “never lose the sincere smile and the welcoming embrace with which we welcome everyone,” as well as to remain faithful to the “spirit of service and selfless and courageous dedication to the common good of all Spaniards.” Everything, without forgetting its roots, its traditions, its faith and its own essence.

The mayor, who has also asked for the weakest and most disadvantaged, “so that no one is left helpless,” and for families, so that they “stay united and be the space of love in which the Madrid residents of the future are born and grow.” , has had a memory for the royal family and, specifically, for the Princess of Asturias, so that “they continue to carry out the mission entrusted to them by the Constitution as a symbol of the unity of Spain and the permanence of its institutions.”

The Eucharist was presided over by the archbishop of Madrid, José Cobo, recently named cardinal by Pope Francis, for whom the mayor has prayed to the Virgin for protection and guidance to faithfully serve the gospel and the people of Madrid “and that she never lacks the strength and wisdom to carry out the task that the Church has entrusted to him.” A request that he has expanded for all those people who have the responsibility of governing.

At the mass in honor of the patron saint of Madrid, the mayor was accompanied by members of the Government team, as well as representatives of municipal groups.