Vatican launches investigation after Pope’s Instagram account likes sexy photo of a Brazilian model

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The Vatican has reportedly launched an investigation into how Pope Francis’ official Instagram account “liked” a sexy photo of a scantily clad Brazilian bikini model, Natalia Garibotto.

The Oct. 5 Instagram photo shows Garibotto, 27, wearing a racy outfit with a caption, “I can teach you a thing or two,” and a happy devil emoji.

Pope Francis’ verified Instagram account, Franciscus, was one of the pages that liked Natalia Garibotto’s photo before it abruptly “unliked” the image last week, according to the Catholic News Agency.

Speaking with Barstool Sports, the Brazilian model said: “My mum may hate my ass pics but the Pope be double-tapping.”

A screenshot reportedly taken by an eagle-eyed social media user shows the @francisus account liking the photo

Sources told Catholic News Agency that the pope’s social media accounts are managed by a team.

In a statement, the Catholic News Agency said:

“The picture “liked” by Pope Francis’ verified account, Franciscus, features Brazilian model and Twitch streamer Natalia Garibotto wearing a lingerie outfit that resembles a school uniform. Garibotto’s mostly-uncovered posterior is visible in the picture. The exact time of the “like” is unclear, but it was visible and reported by news outlets on November 13.”

“The photograph was unliked on November 14, after CNA asked the Holy See Press Office for comment. An official for the Holy See Press Office declined to comment on the event.”

On Twitter, @NataaGataa cracked, “At least I’m going to heaven.”

Sources close to the Vatican leadership told the outlet that an internal probe is underway to determine how the “like” happened.


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