Vatican demands answers from Instagram over Pope's model photo 'like'

From WWW.DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

The Vatican is demanding answers from Instagram after an embarrassing social media mishap in which the Pope's account 'liked' a racy picture of a bikini model.

Eagle-eyed users noticed the papal 'like' under a photo of Natalia Garibotto in a revealing schoolgirl outfit with a caption saying 'I can teach you a thing or two'.

The episode has caused hilarity online but the Vatican says it is seeking an explanation from the Facebook-owned platform, alongside an investigation at the Holy See.

'We can exclude that the "like" came from the Holy See, and it has turned to Instagram for explanations,' a Vatican spokesperson told the Guardian.

Garibotto joked on Twitter after discovering what had happened: 'At least I'm going to heaven.'

She also linked to her website with the light-hearted caption: 'If Pope Francis wanted the site, so should you.'

The model's management company, Coy Co, also took advantage of the apparent error by declarin... (Read more)

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