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The Pope’s Account Caught Liking Bikini Model’s Picture On Instagram

The Pope’s Account Caught Liking Bikini Model’s Picture On Instagram

The model shared screenshots of the incident with the caption: “At least I’m going to heaven."

Image Source: Getty Images/ Pope Francis at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park on November 24, 2019, in Nagasaki, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi)

Model Natalia Garabotto shared a picture of herself in a school uniform on October 5th. She has her fans, but it went viral after hawk-eyed users found out that Pope Francis's official Instagram handle had liked the raunchy picture. With over nine million followers for both accounts combined, it was bound to happen. Someone had to notice it. According to New York Post, Natalia Garibotto, 27, said the pontiff’s verified account (@franciscus) was among the 133,000 that “liked” an image of her standing at a school locker with a white crop-top and a skirt barely covering her rear end. 

 



 

 

“My mum may hate my ass pics but the Pope be double-tapping,” the Brazilian model joked with Barstool Sports, which also claimed to have seen the Pope's account liking the model's picture. “Brb on my way to the Vatican,” Garibotto told her Twitter followers, along with a prayer emoji. “At least I’m going to heaven,” she joked about the incident. On the caption of the viral image, she teased her followers that she would “teach you a thing or two” along with a red devil emoji. The Pope's account has "unliked" the image and it is unclear if he runs the account himself. However, people have noticed it enough to share jokes. Some commentators, however, were more shocked by the fact that the Pope had an Instagram account. "I’m still trying to get past the fact that the pope has an IG!!!" they said in response to Barstool Sports Twitter status. 

 



 

 

While people are wondering if the Pope actually liked the picture or not, the Pope has described sex as simply divine, according to The Cut. He also described food the same way, and it's something most of us can agree to. The two things were discussed between Pope Francis and Italian writer Carlo Petrini in a series of interviews that took place in September. In one of the interviews, the Pope said: "Pleasure arrives directly from God. It is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else. It is simply divine. The church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure."

 



 

 

"The pleasure of eating is there to keep you healthy by eating, just like sexual pleasure is there to make love more beautiful and guarantee the perpetuation of the species. […] The pleasure of eating and sexual pleasure [comes] from God." After this statement, Catholic commentator and writer Peter Williams told Newsweek that Pope Francis is "unusual as popes go" but says it’s because of how the 83-year-old talks in a "down-to-earth manner." Williams told the online publication, "If his [Pope Francis’s] words sound odd, it’s probably because he likes to talk in a very down-to-earth manner. I don’t think it’s unusual for a pope to say what he specifically said though."

 



 

 

He continued, "In calling the enjoyment of food and sex ‘divine’, the Holy Father is rightly pointing out that pleasure comes from God." Michael Beardmore commented about the whole issue and said: I'm not religious yet like this guy a lot. He's doing away with so many archaic bullshit and beliefs. He definitely doesn't see himself as holier than thou. This cheered me up a lot. Miral Hardy added: He's human being no matter how much people idolized him. He's not God or representative of God whatsoever and definitely not a perfect person , so who cares if an old man liked some "IG model" photo?!!

 



 

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