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He Worked at a Nightclub to Pay for School and Has a Thing For Men In Uniform – Pope Francis Is Like that Tía We All Love

Pope Francis is undoubtedly going down in history as the dopest pope…and now that we think about it, he reminds us a lot of our tía. You know, the one that always sticks up for us when dad is being super strict, everyone has one. Check out how Pope Francis is more like that tía than dad because…

He worked at a nightclub.

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Yep, El Vicario de Cristo once worked as a bouncer for a nightclub in Buenos Aires to help pay his way through school. (Don’t tell papá!)

He loves to Tango ?.

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The Pope has ritmo. Before he joined the mission, he spent nights Tango dancing with his crew and admitted that it’s “something that comes from within.” Nothing like dad who stands against the wall watching everyone else dance.

He loves a good selfie.

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Pope Francis is not camera shy at all – but he draws a line at the selfie stick. Save it for the prez.

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He had a girlfriend. *Gasp!*

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So did your tía – she never told you?! Pope Francis confessed he fell in a love with his girlfriend Amalia Damonte when he was 17. Typical date nights included going to nightclubs to dance salsa.

He understands the need for the occasional divorce.

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Pope Francis understands that divorce is “morally necessary” at times, unlike dad who always says you have to stay with your husband “hasta que la muerte los separe” – no matter how shady he might be.

He’s not exactly against the gay community.

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“Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?” Yep, that was his response when he was asked what his thoughts were on the subject. Such a cool guy.

He loves a man in uniform.

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Okay, maybe not quite as much as tía Gueramina does, but he has been a strong supporter of veterans, particularly those Argentinian vets who served during the war in the falkland islands.

He has major fangirl moments.

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And he’s not afraid to show his excitement. Like the time he met Leo Messi.

He’s a big-time hugger.

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Kinda like that tía who can’t get enough abrazos and smears lipstick all over your cheek when she says hi.

He’s a little bit of a hippie.

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Kind of like that that aunt we all have who tries to save the Earth, Pope Francis is all about doing what we can to protect nature. In June, Pope Francis wrote a religious encyclical about climate change and our duty to take better care of the Earth.

He adores babies…

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Nothing like dad who’s too embarrassed to be seen playing with a wittle baby. Pope Francis probably knows how to whisper bible verses in baby talk.

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He gets sleepy… during holy mass!

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Dad smacked you upside the head every time you yawned. Even his holiness gets a little bored.

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He’s humble and unpretentious.

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Dad always wants the top-of-the line everything, but Pope Francis is more like the tía who knows how to save a few bucks. He insisted on sharing a one bedroom flat, cooking his own meals and traveling via public transportation although he had full access to the Archbishop’s quarters and a private chef.

He has a heart of gold.

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He has a major soft spot for those in need and wants to take care of everyone he meets, just like all good tías!

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The Vatican Promises To Get To The Bottom Of The Pope’s Instagram ‘Like’ Of A Lingerie Model

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The Vatican Promises To Get To The Bottom Of The Pope’s Instagram ‘Like’ Of A Lingerie Model

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This might not be one that they’ll be able to simply blame on the intern. It turns out that last week, the Pope’s official Instagram account ended up giving a ‘like’ to a scantily clad Brazilian lingerie model.

Instead of letting the story die off as these types of stories usually do, the Vatican has made a mountain out of a molehill and keeps pushing the ‘scandal’ further into the spotlight.

The Vatican now now started an investiagation into the matter, vowing to get to the bottom of the ‘papal like.’ They’re also allegedly working with Instagram to find out how such an incident could happen – because according to the Vatican it definitely wasn’t the work of anyone inside the Holy See.

The Vatican vows to investigate how the Pope’s Instagram account ended up ‘liking’ a lingerie models photos.

THe Vatican announced this week that they’re launching in actual investigation into the the curious case of Pope Francis’ official Instagram account giving a ‘like’ to a photo of a Brazilian model in a schoolgirl’s uniform.

A spokesperson for the Vatican, who denied that the ‘like’ came from within the Vatican, told NBC News on Friday that it was seeking answers from the popular social media app.

“We are studying what happened with the help of the competent office at Instagram,” said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican Press office.

Vatican officials admit that a team of communications specialists run the pope’s social media accounts, but the Vatican denies that the ‘like’ came from one of it’s own. Their theory is that the ‘like’ is the doings of an outside source.

It all started when it appear Pope Francis’ Instagram account like a photo of a lingerie model in a school girl’s uniform.

Pope Francis is one of the world’s most popular world-leaders across social media. He has more than 7.4 million followers on Instagram and 18.8 million on Twitter. However, he follows exactly zero accounts in return. But the Vatican insists he isn’t handling his own social media accounts.

Nevertheless, a photo posted by Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto to her Instagram on October 6, received a ‘holy like’ from Pope Francis’ Instagram. And it wasn’t just any photo. In the photo, the lingerie model is wearing a revealing school girl-inspired outfit and high white stockings with suspenders.

It was unclear when the pope’s official account gave the model his blessing, but the “like” was visible on Nov. 13 before being unliked the following day, the Catholic News Agency reported.

However, it’s worth noting that the pope rarely administers his own social media accounts. “The pope is not like Donald Trump, he’s not sitting around using his phone or computer to tweet all day long,” said Robert Mickens, the Rome-based editor of the English-language edition of the Catholic daily newspaper La Croix.

“He does, for example, approve the tweets – but not the likes – and on very rare occasions he has said he would like to tweet something because of a developing situation or emergency. So he would have nothing to do with this – it’s the communications department, and how this happens … who knows.”

Meanwhile, the model who received the papal like, joked “At least I’m going to heaven.”

Natalia Garibotto, the model in question, has 2.4 million followers on Instagram and took the papal endorsement with pride. She even joked on Twitter that “At least I’m going to heaven.”

According to Garibotto’s website, subscribers have “exclusive” access to “sexy content, follow back on socials… signed Polaroid’s” and the opportunity to speak to her directly.

Garibotto – who is also a streamer on the gaming website Twitch – told one Instagram follower she was “excited” about the “like” as she is religious. Meanwhile, her management company, COY Co., has also been playing up the controversy, wasting no time in seizing the opportunity to promote the model on social media.

“COY Co. has received the POPE’S OFFICIAL BLESSING,” the company said on Instagram last week.

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Pope Francis Comes Out In Support Of Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

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Pope Francis Comes Out In Support Of Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

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In a historic move, Pope Francis comes out in favor of same-sex civil unions. The announcement is being heard by Catholics around the world. The Catholic church has been notorious for its anti-LGBTQ+ views and Pope Francis continues to push the Catholic church into the 21st century more and more.

Pope Francis called on the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary.

“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film.

The pope’s declaration is a clear departure from the Vatican’s long held anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs. The Catholic church has long demonized and ostracized LGBTQ+ people because of who they are and Pope Francis has done a lot of work to change that rhetoric from within.

Pope Francis has advocated for rights for several marginalized groups during his time as pope.

Pope Francis became the first pope from Latin America when he was chosen in March 2013. In the past seven years, Pope Francis has called for compassion for migrants fleeing violence in their countries, advanced LGBTQ+ acceptance in the Catholic faith, among other things.

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said in the documentary “Francesco,” which debuted at the Rome Film Festival. “I stood up for that.”

The importance of the statement is not what he said but who he is to say it.

Popes before Pope Francis have long upheld the archaic views against the LGBTQ+ community. Pope Francis is the first pope to speak directly to the Catholic people in favor of humanizing and protecting LGBTQ+ people and their dignity. The pope has called on the church and Catholics to welcome LGBTQ+ people and took the stance that homosexuality is not an illness. Pope Francis’ papacy is a welcomed change for LGBTQ+ rights activists.

Catholic politicians are praising the pope for modernizing the church bit by bit.

The declaration is not only historical, it is moving Catholics closer to accepting and embracing LGBTQ+ people in society. The pope holds a lot of power in moving the Catholic church and its followers. With declarations like this, the pope is pushing the church to reckon with its own teachings and take steps into the 21st century.

Some are wondering what this will mean for devout Catholics in government, like potential Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Coney Barrett has been tied to vehemently anti-LGBTQ+ hate groups. While she claims that she doesn’t know that the organizations hold these views, as a devout Catholics the word of the pope holds weight. Many are curious to see if the pope’s words break through and resonate with the judge.

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below.

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