The Lord’s prayer is spoken by the majority of the world’s 2.2billion Christians, and is cited by the bible as the way Jesus taught his disciples to pray.
However Pope Francis has argued the Italian – and indeed the English translation – go against the teachings of the church.
In the much-recited prayer, followers of the faith call on God to “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”.
Speaking to Italian broadcasters, the Pope argued this was incorrect.
He said: “It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation”
He added Christians in France had adapted the prayer to get around the issue.
Pope Francis said: “The French have modified the prayer to ‘do not let me fall into temptation’, because it is me who falls, not the Lord who tempts me to then see how I fall”.
Last month the head of the Catholic church admitted that he had –f rom time to time – fallen asleep during prayer.
“When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” the 80-year-old pontiff revealed in an interview for the TV2000 channel.
He added: ”Saint Therese did it too,”, in reference to a 19th-century French nun – whose simplicity, he has said, has been a great influence on his life.
The Pope, such a frail human being in the understanding the word of God is vested with so much powers in the catholic church that in their own tracts admit the ‘Pope is the Vicar of Christ’.
In other words, the Pope is the official representation of Christ on earth and anything that comes out of his month is believed to have come from the mouth of God.
Papal infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error “when, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church.
After changing the laws and traditions of God, now the Pope is bound to change the very prayer taught by Jesus.