Pope Francis is a card-carrying San Lorenzo supporter

He was designated as the new Pope in the Vatican. He presided over a Mass at San Lorenzo's Chapel in 2011.


Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was designated as the new Pope at the Vatican. On top of how special this announcement is for Argentina, Pope Francis is also a fervent fan of San Lorenzo de Almagro. The Club is privileged to have Pope Francis among its members (Club member #88,235).

On May 24, 2011, Cardinal Bergoglio celebrated the day of María Auxiliadora in the Chapel next to San Lorenzo's stadium. That day, the Cardinal spoke about the colors of the club: "Keep María Auxiliadora in San Lorenzo because She is our mother", as San Lorenzo was born in San Antonio's church under the protection of the Virgin. He acknowledged that "I feel a great joy to celebrate Mass looking through the windows of the Chapel of San Lorenzo's stadium".

San Lorenzo de Almagro published an official statement expressing  their happiness and pride regarding the designation of the Argentine and San Lorenzo fan, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, as the new Pope, while wishing him great success in his new position.