Controversy over the Pope’s liking of a model on Instagram

The last palace intrigue in the Vatican it is particularly pink. Last week social networks came to a boil when it was revealed that the official account of the Papa I had given him ‘I like‘to a photograph of the Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto in which she appears in schoolgirl lingerie.

Although it is not clearly known when it was made, the ‘like’ was removed on Saturday the 14th, as confirmed by the Catholic News Agency. The model and her agents used the screenshot that identified the reaction of the papal account to promote themselves and launch various jokes. “At least I’m going to go to heaven,” Garibotto commented on his Instagram account, with 2.4 million followers.

However, from the Vatican they have reacted denying the major, ensuring that there is an investigation underway to clarify what happened. This Thursday, a spokesman assured The Guardian newspaper that the ‘like’ “did not come from the Holy See” and that they have asked Instagram for explanations.

The Pope’s account, managed by its advisers, has up to 7.4 million followers on Instagram, while on Twitter it accumulates up to 18.8 million.

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