THE VATICAN is investigating after the pope’s official Instagram account ‘liked’ a photo of a scantily clad model.
Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto joked she was ‘going to heaven’ after the ‘like’ was visible on her post last Friday.
A Vatican spokesperson said Pope Francis was not involved in the incident, with a communications team responsible for managing his social media accounts.
In the photo liked by his account, Ms Garibotto is dressed as a schoolgirl, wearing a short tartan miniskirt and white garter stockings while leaning up against a school locker.
The image was ‘unliked’ a day later, according to the Catholic News Agency (CNA).
Ms Garibotto’s management company COY Co has enjoyed the publicity after the incident.
The business reposted the image on Instagram last Friday, with a caption claiming the company had ‘received the POPE’S OFFICIAL BLESSING’.
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