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Impressive! Pope Francis Is A Football Fan And He Has A Favourite Club

Pope Francis gets a stadium named after him by favorite club

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Pope Francis and San Lorenzo players pose with the Copa Libertadores trophy at the Vatican play

Pope Francis and San Lorenzo players pose with the Copa Libertadores trophy at the Vatican

Supreme Catholic Head, Pope Francis Is  A Die-hard Football fan, and he has a favourite team

Fancy a trip to Argentina, where you just decide to go see a football match, verily in good faith the game is taking place in Buenos Aires

As you approach the entrance of the stadium in Boedo, you are greeted; Welcome to Pope Francis Stadium! Right, the reaction could be, do popes now own properties?

The spiritual head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis does not own any stadium, it is simply named after him because his childhood and long-time club, San Lorenzo decided to honour him with the new facility

Local club San Lorenzo announced on Monday that it will name a new stadium it plans to build in a working class community located within Argentina’s big apple, Buenos Aires after the first non-European pontiff to ever head the Vatican City

San Lorenzo who are currently South American champions are set to their current home ground, back to the place where the club’s founding fathers first kicked a ball, Bodeo

During the famous Civil war which rocked Argentina in the 70’s, the club lost the land to the military government of Juan Peron, and have regained rights of ownership after an Argentine court granted it lordship

San Lorenzo announced on twitter after a meeting with its board: "Name of the future stadium on La Plata Avenue approved. It will be called: Pope Francis.’’

 Pope Francis is the team's most famous fan, he has been since his childhood days and some supporters have joked that their recent string of sporting success is down to him; a reaction the coach whimsically responded: "I am very happy about it, but, no, it is not a miracle."

Construction for Pope Francis stadium is expected to begin in 2016: the penultimate Pope John Paul II was a goalkeeper in his native Poland before his obedience to the Celibate life of Popes.

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