The Vatican is investigating how a like from the Pope’s Instagram account ended up under a photo of a scantily clad Brazilian model.
It seemed as if the Pope had liked a photo of the model Natalia Garibotto. Below a picture of her, posing in a very short-skirted school uniform, a like of Pope Francis appeared.
How that got there is unclear. It certainly did not come from the Pope, the Vatican asserts. ‘We can rule out that the’ like ‘came from the Holy See, and we asked Instagram for an explanation,’ says a spokesman to the British newspaper. The Guardian.
It is also unclear exactly when the like appeared. It was still visible on November 13. The day after, he had disappeared, according to the Catholic news agency CNA. The Pope has employees who manage his social media. He has 7.4 million followers on Instagram. He doesn’t follow anyone himself.
Garibotto was very happy with the free publicity. “At least I’m going to heaven,” she wrote.