NPR

Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'

The phrase "lead us not into temptation" isn't right, the pontiff says, because "a father does not do this." France's Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord's Prayer.
In an interview this week, Pope Francis criticized the phrasing about temptation in the Lord's Prayer. The pontiff is pictured here at the Vatican in April. Source: Franco Origlia

Pope Francis isn't pleased with the words to the Lord's Prayer — specifically, the part about temptation.

In an interview with an Italian TV network, the pontiff said that the current language of the Our Father prayer "is not a good translation."

and , the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'
Young adult author Randy Ribay says it's tough having "a dual identity" in a world "where people want you to be one thing." His new novel explores the Philippine government's deadly war on drugs.
NPR5 min readSociety
Pregnant, Locked Up, And Alone
Natalie Lynch spent the last two weeks of her pregnancy in a prison cell, mostly alone. As female incarceration rates rise, some states are banning solitary confinement of pregnant women.
NPR4 min read
A Muslim In Rural, White Minnesota On How To 'Love Thy Neighbor'
After Donald Trump's election, Dr. Ayaz Virji started giving talks to mostly white, Christian audiences in rural Minnesota to try to dispel misconceptions about Muslims. He faced a lot of backlash.