What did Pope Francis change in the Lord’s Prayer?
Pope Francis has changed the Lord’s Prayer after becoming frustrated at a line suggesting God might lead people into temptation.
The head of the Catholic Church officially approved altering the phrase “lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us fall into temptation”.
But the significant change to the most famous prayer in Christianity has prompted outrage from some worshippers.
The Pope called for the new line because he believes the original portrays God in a false light – as Satan is the “one who leads you astray”.
The amended phrase will be used in a revised third edition of the Italian Missal – a book which includes all the texts for the celebration of Mass in the Catholic Church.
This means the change will not directly affect Anglicans or Protestants as they have separate texts.
President Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti announced the approval of a third edition of the Italian Missal on May 22 during the General Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy.
The Pope first signalled his support for the change in 2017 – despite some opposition.
“A father does not lead into temptation, a father helps you to get up immediately,” he said at the time.