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    Have Christians Been Praying the Wrong Way for 2000 Years?

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    Pope Francis said December 8 that the Lord's Prayer, the most important one in the Christian religion and believed to have been dictated by Christ himself, has been poorly translated for too long and wants it revised.

    The trend-bucking Pontiff has taken issue with the so-called "sixth petition" of the Lord's Prayer which is traditionally recited as "And lead us not into temptation," on the grounds that God would not seek to lead a person into committing a sin. 

    News of the proposed revision has already ignited widely varying reactions online with some apparently believing the Pope wants to change the Prayer itself rather than the translation. 

    Other observers noted that the translation reportedly preferred by the Holy Father, "And let us not be led into temptation" has already been in use by other Christian denominations for centuries.

    The Pope's preferred version of the verse in question has already long been in use by the Catholic Church in France.    


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