Pope Leo XIII Describes & Condemns Freemasonry: Therefore, We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry, and to let it be seen as it really is.
Since 1999 Bergoglio is a Freemason. Honorary Member of the Rotary Masonic Club of Argentina.
Code of Canon Law of 1917, prohibits clerics from joining the Rotary Club and condemns the crime of belonging to Freemasonry (c. 2355). Membership in the Rotary Club is punishable by excommunication. Pope Pius XII decreed a ban on clerics belonging to the Rotary club that has never been revoked, therefore the law is still in force.