The Daily News Bulletin of Holy See carries the news today that Pope Francis granted an audience for the “Presentation of the new Missal of the Italian Episcopal Conference.”
Last year PrayTell carried a story on this new translation on its approval by Pope Francis. The new edition which the Italian bishops approved in 2018, will cost €110 and its use will be mandatory from Easter 2021.
Today Avenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Bishop’s Conference, carries a news article on the presentation of the first copy of the new edition to Pope Francis. This article says that there will be only three changes to the assembly’s parts of the liturgy:
The Our Father will reflect the new Italian translation that was already introduced last year: “lead us not into temptation” [e non ci indurre in tentazione ] will now read “abandon us not to temptation” [ non abbandonarci alla tentazion ].
The word “also” [anche] will be added to the line “as we [also] forgive those who trespass against us.” [come anche noi li rimettiamo].
Then one line of the Gloria is also changed: “peace on earth to those people of good will” [pace in terra agli uomini di buona volontà] will change to “peace on earth peace to those people, loved by God” [pace in terra agli uomini, amati dal Signore].
These three changes are the only changes to the assembly’s parts, and two of them had already been made with the new Our Father translation. All other changes will be in the parts that the priest says alone.
There have been rumors about other changes, particularly whether the words of institution at the cup will change from “for all” to “for many.” But we will have to wait until copies of the new missal are available to see these.