The Vatican Probes Pope Francis For Allegedly 'Liking' Brazilian Model's Photo

The Vatican Probes Pope Francis For Allegedly 'Liking' Brazilian Model's Photo

- Allegations by a Brazillian model that the papal's Instagram account had liked her photo are under investigations by The Vatican

- Sources close to Vatican press told Catholic News Agency the pope's social media accounts are managed by a team of employees

- The like is said to have been present on the model's photo from early October 2020 but was removed on November 14

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The Vatican has launched investigations to unravel how the papal's Instagram account liked an indecent photo of Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto.

The Vatican investigates Pope Francis after 'liking' Brazilian model's photo

Pope Francis. Photo: Getty Images.
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While the photo was allegedly liked in early October 2020, it was not removed until November 14, after the Catholic News Agency (CNA) asked the Holy See Press Office for comment.

The news agency reported an official for the Holy See Press Office had not commented on the incident but the internal investigation was underway.

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It further noted sources close to the Vatican press had confirmed to it that the pope's social media accounts were managed by a team of employees

The investigations were launched after the 27-year-old model Natalia Garibotto told her social media audience that the pontiff's account was among the 133,000 that had liked an image of her on November 13.

The picture liked by the pope's account featured Garibotto wearing a lingerie outfit that resembled a school uniform with her mostly-uncovered behind visible.

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Garibotto’s management and publicity firm is said to have used the papal account’s like for publicity purposes, posting on its account that the firm had “received the Pope's official blessing".

Neither Garibotto nor Pope Francis’ official account follows each other on Instagram.

Pope Francis’s Instagram account does not follow any other accounts.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported how Pope Francis on Friday, May 15, said that the deadly coronavirus should make all of across the world look after those who are vulnerable, especially the sick and displaced.

The public appeal is part of the message intended for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which the Catholic Church celebrates every September 27.

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