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Pope Francis Officially Approves Change to Lord’s Prayer

Pope Francis has approved a revision third edition of the Italian Missal, including changes to the Lord’s Prayer and Gloria.

On May 22nd during the General Assembly of the Episcopal Conference of Italy, President Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti announced the approval of a third edition of the Messale Romano. The revised translation will include changes to the Lord’s Prayer and Gloria.

The Lord’s Prayer will change from “and lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us fall into temptation.”

The Gloria will change from “Peace on earth to people of good will” to “Peace on Earth to people beloved by God.”

The changes to the Italian Missal was a 16 year undertaking with aims to “contribute to the renewal of the ecclesial community in the wake of the liturgical reform.”

“Bishops and experts worked on improving the text from a theological, pastoral and stylistic point of view, as well as on fine-tuning the presentation of the Missal.”

The upcoming change has received confirmatio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, recognition of the decisions made by bishop’s conferences. In the upcoming months the 3rd Edition of the Messale Romano will be printed and available for use.

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