Pope Francis Calls for ‘Offensive’ Lord's Prayer to Be Scrapped
Catholic religious leader claims prayer is no long 'relevant'
Pope Francis has called for the Lords' payer to be scrapped, arguing that the meaning behind the words is "offensive" because the teachings go against the will of the church.
The Catholic religious leader has also claimed that the meaning behind the payer is 'irrelevant' and gets lost in translation around the world.
The Lord's prayer has been spoken by almost 2.2 Billion Chritisnas for hundreds of years and is also describes how Jesus taught his disciples to pray.
However, Pope Francis has said the Bible is wrong, claiming the teachings go against the church.
Pope Francis told Italian broadcasters: “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”.
The Express reports Last month the head of the Catholic church admitted that he had –from time to time – fallen asleep during prayer.
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 Pontiff went on to share that praying should make Christians feel like children lying in their father's arms, implying that relaxation is an important part of the process.
The Pope was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Jorge Mario Bergoglio and worked as a nightclub bouncer before beginning his seminary studies.
He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and was Argentina's provincial superior of the Society of Jesus from 1973 to 1979.
He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a Cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.
During his unorthodox time as the chief voice in Catholicism, Pope Francis has repeatedly waded in on matters of international politics to offer his wisdom.
Earlier this week he criticised Donald Trump for his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Pope Francis said: “I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days.”
He also urged Mr Trump not to make the declaration about Jerusalem, as it was vital to "recognise the rights of all people", in the Holy Land to continue dialogue.
Pope Francis said he hoped “wisdom and prudence prevail, in order to avoid adding new elements of tension to a global panorama that is already convulsed and marked by so many cruel conflicts”
And last month it was revealed the religious figurehead wanted to reach out to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the the young despot forges a path towards all out war on the Korean peninsula.
The Vatican City is reportedly attempting to open a dialogue between Pyongyang and the Holy See in order to avoid a nuclear war.
The Pope wants to speak to despot Kim directly, a high-ranking cardinal has revealed, in what would be a historic and unexpected intervention.
Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, admitted he was not sure how this could happen but said dialogue was a priority.
The wheels were already in motion for an unlikely phone call between Pope Francis and Kim, he said.
Cardinal Turkson said: “The dicastery is already in communication with the Korean episcopal conference to see how we may have contact also with the regime on the other side.
“We are exploring the possibilities of speaking to them directly. We cannot say right now exactly when this contact will happen.”