We’ve all been there, that heart-in-the-mouth, sinking feeling when you realise you’ve liked an Instagram photo you really shouldn’t have.

An ex, their new partner, or maybe a photo of your new love interest – except it’s from way back in 2015 when you scrolled a bit too far.

It’s raised a few eyebrows though when the Pope’s Instagram account seems to have ‘liked’ a model’s scantily clad photo on the app.

The Vatican is now calling for an investigation into how this happened.

The model in question, Brazilian Natalia Garibotto joked: “At least I’m going to heaven,” after the apparent approval from the pope’s account.

In the picture, she’s wearing school uniform-inspired stockings and suspenders, and the like was noticed nearly six weeks after she posted it.

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The ‘like’ from Pope Francis’ account could still be seen on November 13, according to the Catholic News Agency (CNA).

It was removed the following day.

CNA also reports that the Catholic Church has launched an official investigation into how the ‘like’ happened.

A Vatican spokesperson told The Guardian: “We can exclude that the ‘like’ came from the Holy See, and it has turned to Instagram for explanations” 

The 27-year old model’s management company see the funny side, joking they had “received the POPE’S OFFICIAL BLESSING”.

Natalia herself told Barstool Sports: “My mum may hate my ass pics but the Pope be double-tapping.”.

Have you ever ‘liked’ something you shouldn’t?

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