August 16, 2018

‘Lead us not into temptation’ not appropriate translation, Pope says (Reuters)

‘Lead us not into temptation’ not appropriate translation, Pope says (Reuters)

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase “lead us not into temptation” in the “Our Father”, the best known prayer in Christianity.

“That is not a good translation,” the pope said in a television interview on Wednesday night.

Francis said the Catholic Church in France had decided to use the phrase “do not let us fall into temptation” as an alternative and indicated that it or something similar should be applied worldwide. Read more

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