Pope Francis was right to approve the new translation of the Lord’s Prayer

Light of truth

Does God lead people into temptation? Not anymore, at least if you’re a Catholic in France, Spain, or – as of – Italy, where the Bishops’ Conference has approved (with Pope Francis’ blessing) a translation of the Our Father that wrestles the blame for sin away from God, and into the world. The subtle change – from “lead us not” into “do not let us fall” – is an exegetical sleight of hand that has caused theological uproar, bringing on bewilderment in the broadsheets and forging an unlikely alliance between Traditionalist Catholics and Protestant literalists.

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