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Pope Francis Approves Big Change to The Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis Approves Big Change to The Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 June 2019 05:51 PM

Pope Francis officially approved changes to the most famous prayer in Christianity so that it can better reflect the original intent of the widely-read bible verse. The phrase "lead us not into temptation" in The Lord's Prayer will officially change to "do not let us fall into temptation" as cited in the gospel of Matthew 6:13, Fox News reported. 

Officials said the revised translation is a more accurate reflection of the prayer's original intent. The phrase as it stands currently implies that God was leading humans to sin, the Pope says.

Francis has repeatedly expressed concern about the phrase.

"That is not a good translation, because it speaks of a God who induces temptation," he said in a previous interview. 

"I am the one who falls; it’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen," Francis explained recently, according to Fox News. "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."

The French Catholic Church officially adopted the newly translated version of "Our Father" in 2017and Francis has been hoping that the rest of the world could follow suit and has made the change official.

Francis also approved changes to be made to The Gloria, uCatholic reported. The phrase "peace on earth to people of good will" shall  be amended to "peace on earth to people beloved by God."

For the most part, the amendments have been well received by the general public however there are some who are uncomfortable with the changes.

"Pope Francis has made a habit of saying things that throw people into confusion, and this is one of them," Philip F. Lawler, editor of Catholic World News, told The New York Times. "It just makes you wonder, where does it stop, what's up for grabs. It's cumulative unease."

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