From the Vatican to San Lorenzo. Precisely in via dei Sabelli, in the spaces where for about a century the Cavalieri di Colombo Foundation has housed the “Benedetto XV” sports field, object of a transformation project strongly contested by a large part of the San Lorenzo district.
The letter from the Holy Father, signed by Edgar Peña Parra, Substitute for General Affairs of the Vatican Secretariat of State, is addressed to the boys of Atletico San Lorenzo: “The choices of the Property respect the social function of Campo Benedetto XV and related structures “, We read, in addition to” thanks for the courteous and condescending gesture, expressing appreciation for the commitment in favor of the most disadvantaged social groups “. While in the conclusion of the letter, he indicates that “the problem has been reported to those responsible”.
The resistance of San Lorenzo to save the camp
An expected response to the letter sent to the Pontiff several weeks ago in which the story was made known: the arrival of the barriers to reduce the football field to 11, set up padel fields and build a car park.
“We are grateful to the Pope for the attention he wished to show and certain that His words will not go without result. After almost two months of mobilization, this letter gives us hope because it grasps the meaning of our cause and in a certain sense supports it – explains Valentina of Atletico San Lorenzo -. Now a discussion table, but also the immediate removal of the barriers from the football field ”. “If they are not removed within a week we will take care of it”, underlines Andrea, one of the founders of the popular sports club.