Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change

BBC:-Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord’s Prayer to be changed.

The current wording that says “lead us not into temptation” is not a good translation because God does not lead humans to sin, he says.

His suggestion is to use “do not let us fall into temptation” instead, he told Italian TV on Wednesday night.

The Lord’s Prayer is the best-known prayer in Christianity.

The pontiff said France’s Roman Catholic Church was now using the new wording “do not let us fall into temptation” as an alternative, and something similar should be used worldwide.

“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, an Italian Catholic TV channel.

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

It is a translation from the Latin Vulgate, a 4th-Century Latin translation of the Bible, which itself was translated from ancient Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.

Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has not shied away from controversy and has tackled some issues head-on, Vatican observers say.

He has previously said the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them.

He has also compared European migrant detention centres with concentration camps.

TRENDING

St Lucia’s Julien Alfred Races To Record Times

SportsMax:- St Lucian teen sensation Julien Alfred raced to fast times at the Dr Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico this...

Shooting Victim Victor Maurice Dies In Martinique

Former Civil Servant Victor Maurice passed away in Martinique Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials have confirmed. Maurice was shot at his home in November last...

Court Orders Anger Management For Woman In Flogging Video

A court Monday ordered a woman to attend anger management classes. The woman is Tessa Albert of Bois Den, Jacmel. She was filmed flogging a schoolgirl...

Drugs ‘Not Ruled Out’ As Motive In Babonneau Double Homicide

Saint Lucia police have not ruled out drugs as a motive in last week's double homicide in Babonneau, a senior law enforcement official has...