Vatican launches investigation after Pope Francis' Brazilian bikini model Instagram "like"

Source : 112 Ukraine

An internal investigation is underway to determine how the "like" happened
10:10, 21 November 2020

Pope Francis

The Vatican has launched an investigation after the Pope’s official Instagram account “liked” a revealing photo of a Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto.This is reported by the Catholic News Agency, citing its own sources.

“At least I'm going to heaven,” the model joked upon receiving the Pope's unlikely blessing, which was removed by a member of his social media team a day later.

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Sources close to the Vatican press office confirmed that the pope’s various social media accounts are managed by a team of employees, and that an internal investigation is underway to determine how the “like” happened.

Neither Garibotto nor Pope Francis’ official account follow each other on Instagram. Pope Francis’s Instagram account does not follow any other accounts.

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As we reported earlier, the Vatican has sought to clarify Pope Francis' comments in support of same-sex civil unions, saying they were taken out of context and do not signal a change in doctrine.

In an "explanatory note," sent on October 30 from the Vatican's Secretariat of State to papal representatives around the world, the Vatican said that two comments made by Pope Francis in the film Francesco by Russian-born director Evgeny Afineevsky were taken out of context.

It says that two separate quotes in response to separate questions were spliced to appear as one, deleting the intervening context and questions.

The note said that in the first quote, the pope was referring to the right of homosexuals to be accepted by their own families as children and siblings.

Some saw the comments as homosexuals having a right to form families.
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