Social media customers final week identified that the pope’s account, “franciscus,” appeared to have given the signal of approval to a photograph of Brazilian bikini mannequin Natalia Garibotto sporting a racy outfit. The Vatican mentioned Frances himself wasn’t accountable.
“The difficulty is at present being investigated in shut contact with The Holy See,” a Fb spokesperson instructed Fox Information.
A Vatican official confirmed Friday that the “like” didn’t come from the Holy See and that the Vatican is working with Instagram to find out what occurred.
The pope has 7.four million followers on Instagram.
The Related Press contributed to this report.