Pope Francis changes Lord’s Prayer: Head of Catholic church scraps ‘lead us into temptation’ line after saying it implies that God can lead us astray
- Pope Francis has altered the Lord’s prayer to shift responsibility onto Satan
- Says new version clarifies that God does not lead his children into temptation
- Officials say that the update means the prayer’s intended message is heard
The Pope has changed the Lord’s Prayer for fear that one line implies that God might lead people into temptation.
Pope Francis has approved altering ‘lead us not into temptation’ to ‘do not let us fall into temptation’.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church says that the new line clarifies that it is not God’s responsibility if they fall into temptation, UCatholic reports.
Pope Francis (pictured) has approved the changing of a line in the Lord’s Prayer for fear that the original implied God could lead people into temptation
Officials say that the new version is closer to the message that the prayer was intended to convey.
‘I am the one who falls; it’s not Him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen,’ the Pope said. ‘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.’