Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis has approved a change to the famous prayer

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The head of the Catholic Church has changed the Lord's Prayer because he believes a line implied that God could lead followers astray.

Pope Francis approved the change to the line "lead us not into temptation" to "do not let us fall into temptation".

The revised line will appear in the third edition of the Messale Ramano.

In 2017 the pointiff said the line suggested that God leads humans to sin.

"Do not let me fall into temptation because it is I who fall, it is not God who throws me into temptation and then sees how I fell," he told an Italian broadcaster.

"A father does not do that, a father helps you to get up immediately."

The proposal has angered some users on social media. Chuck Callesto tweeted: "Pope Francis to change the Lord's Prayer... This is like changing the declaration of independence... Raise your hand if you think someone should fire the Pope."

Sandra Henriksen wrote: "An outrageous change to the Lord's Prayer by Pope Francis altering again the Word of God. Just resign. He knows full well that prayer loses its power when you change it up like that!" 

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