Jorge Mario Bergoglio has already expressed on many occasions that he is a football fan, San Lorenzo de Almagro being his favorite team. However, those in charge of their social networks let out a tweet from the official account of the pontiff who seems to support an NFL team.
“Today we thank the Lord for the new #Santos. They walk by faith and now we invoke their intercession,” is the message that can be read on Twitter. The publication seems to have been a misunderstanding, since the hashtag with the word “Saints” automatically displays the Louisiana team shield.
Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 13, 2019
Interestingly, New Orleans is one of the most Catholic cities in the United States, with more than 40 churches around the city.