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Pope suggests small change to Lord's Prayer

"Lead us not into temptation" could be altered

Pope Francis is calling for a change in the wording of one of the most well known prayers in Christianity.

According to The Guardian online, the pontiff would like to change the line in the Lord's Prayer "lead us not into temptation" because it implies that God "induces temptation."

Francis brought up the prayer's language with Italian broadcasters on Wednesday. He said, "It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation."

He added: "I am the one who falls; it's not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen.

"A father doesn't do that, a father helps you to get up immediately. It's Satan who leads us into temptation, that's his department."

The Guardian said he believed the wording should be altered to better reflect that it was not God who led humans to sin, and that he highlighted the Catholic church in France's adaptation the prayer to state "do not let us fall into temptation."

The Lord's Prayer, which is memorized by millions of Christians across the world, appears in the New Testament of the Bible.