Argentina soccer club San Lorenzo to name new stadium after Pope Francis
Washington Post | September 11, 2014
Most sports teams turn to the highest bidder when deciding on a name for a new stadium. Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo is turning to a higher power.
As reported by the Associated Press, the team will name its yet-to-be-built new stadium after Pope Francis, who was born in Buenos Aires and is a longtime supporter of the club.
Argentine-born Francis has long followed the Saints of San Lorenzo, one of the oldest teams in the Argentine Football Association. Some joke that the Pope has been intervening, and the club has been getting some help from above.
Since he became Pope in March 2013, San Lorenzo has won a local title as well as the South American Copa Libertadores club competition for the first time in its history. Club officials have traveled twice to The Vatican carrying the trophies to thank the Pope.
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