The Catholic world was delighted when Pope Francis announced he would be joining Instagram. However, it appears his account has been caught liking something that isn’t very holy.
An Instagram model called Natalia Garibotto noticed that the Franciscus account had liked a photo of her in a very brief schoolgirl outfit. Once that news quickly spread across social media, the like mysteriously disappeared.
Who knows whether it was the Pontiff acc!dentally double-tapping on the screen or it was another staff member who did it, but whoever it was, it was noticed.
Natalia Garibotto said the Pope hasn’t yet slid into her DMs, but after the news went viral she tweeted: “At least I’m going to heaven.” She later told Barstool Sports: “My mum may ha-te my a*s pics but the Pope be double-tapping.”
The Pope is generally thought to be pretty progressive compared to his predecessors, particularly as the first pont!ff to publicly support the LGBT community. In a documentary entitled Francesco, the 83-year-old said: “Homose*ual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God. Nobody should be thrown out or be made m!serable over it.
“What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”Francesco had its premiere at Rome Film Festival last month and this comment represents his most direct endorsement of same-s*x civil unions to date.Reverend James Martin – a prominent Jesuit who has long advocated for the church to be more welcoming to LGBT members – said this was a move in the right direction. Speaking to The Washington Post, he said: “I think it’s a big step forward. In the past, even civil unions were frowned upon in many quarters of the church. He is putting his weight behind legal recognition of same-s*x civil unions.”
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