Pope Francis meets Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo




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Pope Francis meets Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo has been presented the Copa Libertadores trophy by and of Argentine side San Lorenzo.

The pontiff has supported the Buenos Aires-based since he was a boy.

A delegation travelled from the Argentine capital to the Vatican the trophy.

San Lorenzo recently won the Copa – South American club ’s most prestigious – for the first time in the club’s 106-year history. [eap_ad_2] San Lorenzo has gone from strength to strength since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became I.

took of their most famous fan before handing him the trophy, which he held for a few minutes.

Earlier in the week, said: “I am very happy about , but, no, is not a miracle.

“For me, San Lorenzo was the all my family supported. My father played in the basketball and when we were kids, we sometimes went to the stadium mum,” he added.

San Lorenzo beat Paraguay’s Nacional 1-0 on 13 August to secure a 2-1 aggregate . (BBC) [eap_ad_3]