The Vatican says it sought an explanation from Instagram after a photo of a Brazilian model in a scanned dress appeared on Pope Francis’ official account.
According to the Catholic News Agency (CNA), the timing of the approval of Natalia Garibotto’s picture in the Pope’s verified account is not clear, but the “Like” was still visible on November 13 before being disliked the next day.
Garibotto’s management body, CYC, posted the most on its own Instagram account last Friday, posting the image, saying the company had “received the pope’s official blessing.”
Garibotto, who has 2.4 million Instagram followers, also joked: “At least I’m going to heaven.”
Citing sources close to the Vatican’s press office, the CNA said an investigation was under way to determine how the image might be liked.
A group of people run various social media accounts of the pope.
A Vatican spokesman told the Guardian: “We can exclude that ‘like’ came from the Holy See, and it turned to Instagram to explain.”
Pope Francis is widely popular on social media on his official Instagram account, which attracts 74 million followers. The ran account does not follow any other account.
Twitter has 18.8 million accounts since Pope. In 2017, he was the most popular world leader on social media platforms
However, he has rarely created his own social media
“Unlike Pope Donald Trump, he doesn’t use his phone or computer to tweet all day,” said the Rome-based editor of the English-language edition of the Catholic daily La Crix.
“For example, he approves tweets – but not preferences – and on very rare occasions he says he would like to tweet something due to an evolving situation or emergency so it has nothing to do with it – it’s the communications department and how it happens … Knows. “