Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 16:00 pm
The Vatican said that no one in the Holy See "liked" a racy photograph while logged in to Pope Francis' Instagram account, and has requested that Instagram open an investigation into how or why such a "like" appears to have happened.
"We can rule out that the 'like' comes from the Holy See, which has turned to Instagram for explanations," the Holy See Press Office told CNA Nov. 18.
On Nov. 13, it was widely reported and observed that Pope Francis' verified, official Instagram account, "Franciscus,'' had "liked" a racy photo of model and streamer Natalia Garibotto.
In the picture, Garibotto is wearing a lingerie outfit that resembles a school uniform, and her mostly-uncovered posterior is visible in the picture.