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Pope Francis’s Instagram account caught liking model’s raunchy picture

Oops: the official Instagram account for Pope Francis has been caught liking a picture of Brazilian model, Natalia Garibotto.

Pope Francis has been caught out liking a photo from Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto on Instagram.

Instagram users spotted the official account of the Pope (@franciscus) in the likes section and were quick to grab a screenshot, which, true to form, began to make the rounds on social media.

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Speaking to Barstool Sports, Garibotto gave her two cents on her alleged new fan, describing: “My mum may hate my ass pics but the Pope be double-tapping…at least I’m going to heaven.”

Brb on my way to the Vatican,” the Brazilian joked with Twitter followers, attaching a prayer emoji.

Whether or not the Pope personally liked the picture or not remains uncertain – although it’s highly unlikely that he controls his own Instagram account.

However, in the past, Pope Francis has not shied away from progressive topics, earlier this year describing sex as “simply divine”. He also recently became the first Catholic pope to publicly back same-sex civil unions.

Nevertheless, the post has since been un-liked. But of course, this didn’t stop social media from going into a frenzy.

Back in September, Catholic commentator Peter Williams said to Newsweek, that Pope Francis is “unusual as popes go” and speaks in a “down-to-earth manner“.

In calling the enjoyment of food and sex ‘divine’, the Holy Father is rightly pointing out that pleasure comes from God“, Williams described.

Whether or not it was Pope Francis showing his admiration for Garibotto’s pic, whoever is behind the account may have simply just been admiring God’s divine handy work.