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Pope Calls for 'Our Father' to Read: 'Do Not Let Us Fall Into Temptation'

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Thursday, 07 Dec 2017 08:05 PM

Pope Francis wants to change the wording of the best-known prayer in Christianity, the "Our Father."

In a television interview, the pope said the Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation," saying it too strongly suggests God leads people to sin.

"That is not a good translation," he said, according to Reuters.

Instead, the phrase "do not let us fall into temptation" — which the Catholic Church in France has already decided to use — is a better alternative, and should be implemented around the globe, the pope urged.

The prayer, also known as "The Lord's Prayer," is part of Christian liturgical culture and memorized from childhood by hundreds of millions of people within all branches of the religion, both Catholic and Protestant, the Daily Mail noted.

The prayer is a translation from the Latin vulgate, which was translated from ancient Greek, which was in turn translated from Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.

Liturgical translations are usually done by local churches in coordination with the Vatican, the Daily Mail noted.

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In a television interview, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation," saying it too strongly suggests God leads people to sin.
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