Lazio president Claudio Lotito and captain Ciro Immobile visited Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday to celebrate the Biancocelesti’s 121st birthday, according to an official announcement made by the Roman club earlier today.
The Biancocelesti president went to the Vatican alongside his wife and son, as well as Immobile and his wife and three children.
Lotito discussed the meeting, saying:
A gesture of great attention and sensitivity on the part of the Holy Father, who wished the team and the entire Lazio family well on the occasion of the 121st anniversary of its foundation.
This is the end of an ideal journey that began with the celebrations of 9th January 2020 in Castel Sant’Angelo that today has been recognised by the Holy Father, who found the time and the words to personally express his closeness to the club, thus fulfilling, as a passionate football fan, the wish of many Biancocelesti fans.
Lazio were founded on the 9th January 1900, becoming the first football team representing the Italian capital.
Il Presidente della #SSLazio Claudio Lotito ricevuto in udienza privata da Papa Francesco
— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) January 11, 2021