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Lord’s Prayer Changed

Christians of the catholic faith will have to adjust some words in the Lord’s Prayer to comply with new directives from the Pope.

The changes have been made to this phrase that says “and lead us not into temptation” now reads as “do not let us fall into temptation”.

However, Protestants or Anglicans have separate texts so the changes approved by the Pope will not directly affect them.

For the past 16 years of research experts claimed to have discovered a mistake in the current translation.

In his argument, the Pope said the old phrase…. ‘And lead us not into temptation’ implies that God leads humans to sin.

Pope Francis in 2017 made comments on the Lord’s prayer and said ….“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.”

Those who worked closely with Pope Francis describe him as man who is “not afraid to make radical decisions”.

During the General Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy on May 22nd, 2019, these changes were approved.

According to Vatican figures, there are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world. Africa has seen the biggest growth in Catholic congregations in recent years.

However, more than 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America.

The reformist Pope Francis born Jorge Bergoglio in 1936, he was first as a young Jesuit leader, then as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and now as shepherd of over one billion Catholics.

For many centuries, the Catholic Church has been defined by its deep conservativeness but Pope Francis has introduced reforms his predecessors never even thought about.

For example, Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse by priests, comparing it to a “satanic Mass”- He has created a commission to investigate priest abuse and institute reforms.

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