The date of the liking or the identity of the liker was not known on Friday. The Pope’s Instagram account and other social media channels are managed by several different employees.
In the Vatican City State clarify the case where the pope Francis from an official Instagram account, a liking was given to a picture posted on the service by a low-dressed Brazilian model. The British media, among others, report on the matter BBC and The Guardian.
The liking of wearing a lingerie-inspired “school uniform” Natalia Garibotton the image was removed on November 14 after a news agency reporting on the Catholic Church CNA had asked for a comment on the subject from a spokesman for the Holy See, the supreme administration of the Catholic Church. At that time, the request was denied.
Media however, they have already grasped the issue. The date of the liking or the identity of the liker was not known on Friday. Speaking to The Guardian, the Vatican representative seemed to be sure that there was no liking within the administration.
“We can rule out that the love came from the Holy See. It has turned to Instagram for an explanation, ”he said. According to the BBC, a spokesman for the Holy See had used the more lenient wording “to my knowledge” in its interview.
Sources close to the CNA’s Vatican communications told the news agency that the Pope’s Instagram account and other social media channels were managed by several different employees and that an internal investigation had been launched into the matter.
In social the Instagram account (@franciscus) of the popular pope Francis in the media has 7.4 million followers, but the account itself does not follow any users.
The pope rarely participates in the production of social media content.
“He accepts, for example [paavin virallisella Twitter-tilillä julkaistavat] Tweets, but no likes, ”editor of the Catholic newspaper La Croix Robert Mickens says According to The Guardian.