Pope Francis’ Instagram account spotted liking stocking-clad model’s racy photo

The Pope’s Instagram account looks to have liked a scantily-clad bikini model’s image which shows her in suspenders while appearing to put books into a school locker.


Natalia Garibotto, who has 2.3 million followers on Instagram, posted the shot of her wearing a barely-there red tartan skirt and a white crop top to the social media site.


But one of the Brazilian model’s legions of fans spotted a “like” from an unusual source.


The screengrab appears to show the Pontiff’s official Instagram account @franciscus liking the image – although it is not clear if this is a fake account.

The post however no longer appears to have a “like” from the account.


The 27-year-old model appeared impressed to apparently have a fan in high places and she is reported to have said: “at least I’m going to heaven” after the screenshot was widely shared.


The “like” got mixed responses with some shocked by it, while another joked: “now that’s my kind of Pope”.