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Championship Argentine soccer team meets with its most prominent fan: Pope Francis

Catholic World News - December 18, 2013

Pope Francis met on December 18 with representatives of the San Lorenzo soccer club, of which he is a member. The club is celebrating an Argentine league championship.

The Pope is a longtime member of the San Lorenzo club, who has said that he pays his annual dues “religiously,” and has held a membership card for years. The club, based in Buenos Aires, was originally founded by a Salesian priest who saw athletic competition as a way to keep boys in a rough neighborhood out of trouble.

The club members brought the Pope a replica of their championship trophy, and a team shirt.

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