Pope Francis, in a television interview Wednesday, said the Catholic Church should adopt a “new translation” of the Lord’s Prayer.
In Matthew 6, Jesus instructed his disciples to say this prayer:
Our Father who is 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 forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (MEV)
The pontiff said the current phrasing—which is nearly identical in most major languages—suggests God makes the choice whether or not to lead people into temptation. He said:
"That is not a good translation, because it speaks of a God who induces temptation."
Pope Francis noted the French Church had begun using an alternative translation that states “do not let us fall into temptation,” which he said put the blame on human beings.