The Vatican said it was seeking explanations Instagram After the official account of Pope Francis was impressed by a tight-fitting Brazilian model.
It’s unclear when Natalia Gaributo’s photo was authenticated by the Pope’s verified account, but the “liking” was still visible on November 13 before it was disqualified the next day, according to the Catholic News Agency (CNA).
COY Co, Garibotto ‘management company, took the most from the publicity and reposted the photo on its Instagram account last Friday saying the company had “received the Pope’s official blessing.”
Gaributo, who has 2.4 million followers on Instagram, reportedly joked, “At least I’ll go to heaven.”
Citing sources close to the Vatican press office, the central news agency said an investigation was underway to determine how the image became popular.
A team of people manage the Pope’s various social media accounts.
a Vatican A spokesperson told The Guardian: “We can rule out that the” admiration “came from the Holy See, and he turned to Instagram for explanations.
Pope Francis is very popular on social media, with his official Instagram account, Running under the username franciscus, Attracting 7.4 million followers. The account is not affiliated with any other accounts.
On Twitter, the Pope follows 18.8 million accounts. In 2017, he was the most popular global leader on the social media platform.
But he rarely creates social media content on his own.
“The Pope is not like Donald Trump, he does not sit around using his phone or his computer to tweet all day,” said Robert Mickens, editor of the English edition of the Roman Catholic daily La Croix.
“He approves, for example, tweets – but not likes – and on very rare occasions he has said that he would like to write something on Twitter due to the development of the situation or the emergency. So it has nothing to do with this – it’s the communications department, and how is this happening … Who knows “.