BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Pope Francis has called for a change of wording in Christianity’s best-known prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer is recited in English like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

The pontiff told an Italian Catholic TV station last week that “lead us not into temptation” should instead be “do not let us fall into temptation,” according to a BBC report.

“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 TV2000. “A father does not do that, a father helps you to get up immediately.”

French Catholics have already made a similar change.

According to a report in the New York Times, French churches recently began using a version of the prayer in which the line “Ne nous soumets pas à la tentation” (roughly, “do not expose us to temptation”) was replaced with “Ne nous laisse pas entrer en tentation” (“do not let us give in to temptation”).

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  1. Pope Francis can understand that there is no other Father than the Creator and that God does allow temptation, as with Jesus, so perhaps rather than wanting to change the Father aspect, he should consider saying like keep “me from hard testing”, as with Job, rather than “expose us to temptation”! We know God allows testing, but it is Satan that tempts.

  2. The pope changes the LORD’S prayer. Is the pope senile? Is the “Our Father,” the pope’s prayer or is it the LORD’S prayer? Didn’t GOD, HIMSELF teach HIS apostles this prayer? Don’t you think that JESUS knew what the object of this prayer is? In response to the request, “teach us to pray,” the MASTER taught HIS people these WORDS. These WORDS became the WORDS of the BIBLE. And the MASTER says, in another place, in the Bible, that no 1 is 2 change 1 jot or tittle of HIS WORD. So, if there were any doubt in any 1’s mind, pope francis has exposed himself as the apostate pope. He is an imposter. And, he is a globalist. If any Catholic continues in this pope’s church, they are dupes, willfully participating in a religion that has become an anathema to GOD. A curse upon mankind. A pustule of seething blasphemy against the Most High GOD. From such…flee. Who does this pope think that he is fooling?

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