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Liturgical translations back in the spotlight

ROME (SE): Liturgical translations have long been a matter of much discussion, disappointment and straight out disagreement, but this time it is Pope Francis drawing attention to the resonant petition prayer of the whole of the Christian world, the Our Father or The Lord’s Prayer.
 
In an interview aired by TV2000 in Rome, Pope Francis has questioned the age old translation of “lead us not into temptation.”
 

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Liturgical reform is here to stay

ROME (SE): Pope Francis told a gathering of liturgists attending the Italian National Liturgical Week in Rome on August 24 that the liturgical reform is here to stay.
He explained that continuing the work of reform of the liturgy is a forward moving exercise and can never be a retreat back into rethinking what has gone before by reviewing choices.
 

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Revisiting principles for liturgical translation

VATICAN (SE): In calling for a review of the work of the 2001 instruction from Pope Benedict XVI that saw a radical change in the translations of the texts of the Roman Missal from Latin into English, French and, in some countries, Spanish, Pope Francis has ordered a review of the principles governing the mode of liturgical translation.

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