Changes to the Lord’s Prayer Are Officially Approved by Pope Francis

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Changes to the Lord’s Prayer Are Officially Approved by Pope Francis



The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has officially approved a crucial change to the Lord’s prayer.


Using the text from Matthew 6:13, Francis has swapped the phrasing “lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation.” The idea behind the amendment is to clarify the Pope’s belief that God himself does not lead anyone into temptation, because He is a kind and omnipotent being and this action would be in contradiction with his nature.


“A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately,” Francis was previously quoted as saying regarding the verse in question. “It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”


The official change was announced by the President of theGeneral Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, on May 22.


According to uCatholic, the changes have been some 16 years in the making and aim to “contribute to the renewal of the ecclesial community in the wake of the liturgical reform.”


In addition to the significant changes made to this popular prayer, Francis also approved a key change to The Gloria, replacing “Peace on earth to people of good will” to “Peace on Earth to people beloved by God.”


Following news of the changes, social media was abuzz with conversation over whether or not the amendment should have been made. “I think Jesus…

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