The Vatican says it’s investigating after the Pope’s official Instagram account “liked” a photo of a scantily clad Brazilian model.

It is unclear when the account “liked” the image of Natalia Garibotto, who was dressed up in a school uniform outfit.

News outlets first started reporting the move last Friday, before the image was “unliked” on the platform.

Vatican officials are now investigating how this could have happened on the Pope’s account.

The Papal Press office told the BBC that “as far as we know the ‘like’ did not come from the Holy See”.

It adds that the Vatican is working with Instagram to establish where it came from.