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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/20

The devastated interior of Notre-Dame (Getty)

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A leading French architect has called for the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt in wood rather than metal or concrete.

Germany’s AfD party has criticised Cardinal Marx for donating €50,000 (£42,000, $55,000) to a migrant sea rescue charity.

The election of Venezuela’s new National Assembly president is “invalid”, an archbishop has said.

A village in Bangladesh has produced its first priest since Christianity arrived 250 years ago.

John Allen asks if the Pope has just unveiled a new strategy for “getting the Catholic Church back on offense”.

Marcel LeJeune says that authentic Catholic community is often “a big mess, with Jesus in the middle”.

And Clemente Lisi explains why the hand-slapping incident led to “plenty of positive coverage” for Pope Francis.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.