Pope Francis approves rewording of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’

/ 07:14 PM June 07, 2019

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with young people and families, in Iasi, Romania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis has approved an edit of “The Lord’s Prayer,” which was said to have been authored by Jesus himself.

According to The Guardian, a UK-based international print and online news outfit, Francis risked incurring the ire of traditionalists by approving a change to the wording of The Lord’s Prayer.


The line “do not lead us into temptation” will be changed to “do not let us fall into temptation,” according to a report by The Guardian on June 7.

The report said the change was approved by the general assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy last May and would appear in the third edition of the Messale Romania, the liturgical book used for Mass.


The Guardian said Francis, as early as 2017, had already expressed conviction that the words should be changed because “it was not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation.”

“I am the one who falls. It’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen,” The Guardian quoted Francis as saying in an interview with an Italian television station.

“A father doesn’t do that; a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation – that’s his department.”

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