ASK FATHER: Does Pope Francis really want to change the Lord’s Prayer?

Posted December 9, 2017 10:42 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Does Pope Francis really want to change the Lord’s Prayer?

First, if liturgical translations frustrate you, just use Latin.  It is, after all, the official language of worship of the Roman Catholic Church.
I have had a couple dozen panicked or confused emails, and a few more that are simply curious, about the Pope remarks about (… you knew that was coming…) the translation of the Our Father.
Context: Recently the French changed their wording.  It was pretty bad, frankly. That probably got the Pope thinking in translation terms about the Lord’s Prayer.
So the Pope opines that the Our Father says something that sounds in Italian like God the Father leads us

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