By Reuters and Sara Malm for MailOnline
Pope Francis has said he wants to change the interpretation of 'Our Father', the best known prayer in Christianity.
The Pontiff said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase 'lead us not into temptation' in the Italian version of the Lord's Prayer.
He said the current phrasing, which is the same in English and many other languages, suggests that it is God who has a choice to lead us into temptation or not.
'That is not a good translation, because it speaks of a God who induces temptation',' the pope said in a television interview on Wednesday night.
Francis said the Catholic Church in France had opted for a different phrasing, which worked around this particular issue.
The French translation uses the phrase 'do not let us fall into temptation' as an alternative, which, the Pope said, implies that the fault would be human.
He indicated that it or something similar should be applied worldwide.
The prayer is part of Christian liturgical culture and memorised from childhood by hundreds of millions of people within all branches of the religion - both Catholic and Protestant.
It is a translation from the Latin vulgate, which was translated from ancient Greek, which was in turn translated from Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.
Liturgical translations are usually done by local Churches in coordination with the Vatican.