After Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto said her picture was double tapped by the Pope’s official account The Vatican has launched an inquiry. Nobody believes the Pope was involved. The “like” was reported by news outlets this month and was “unliked” just a day later according to the Catholic News Agency. Natalia Garibotto, who has 2.4 million Instagram followers, is reported to have joked “at least I’m going to heaven”. The official papal account has 7.4 million followers – but does not follow anyone else. With the username ‘franciscus’, it provides Catholics with regular updates, including videos and images, from the Vatican and the Pope.The Pope’s various social media channels are managed by a communications team of employees. “The pope is not like Donald Trump, he’s not sitting around using his phone or computer to tweet all day long,” said Robert Mickens, the Rome-based editor of the English-language edition of the Catholic daily newspaper La Croix. “We are studying what happened with the help of the competent office at Instagram,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.
The Vatican claims that the horny like came from an “outside source,” and they are currently working with Instagram to get to the bottom of all of this.