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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/03/15

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for an “integral ecology” in a speech foreshadowing Francis’s environmental encyclical (full text, Michael Peppard).

The Japanese Church will honour “Hidden Christians” who survived 250 years of persecution without priests this week.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said that fellow Irish Bishop Kevin Doran used an “unfortunate phrase” when discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum in May.

The Moscow Patriarchate is supporting a new website monitoring violations of Orthodox Christians’ rights in Europe (website).

John Thavis argues that Francis is “caught in a bit of a paradox” as he nears his second anniversary as Pope.

George Weigel says Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is showing “courageous leadership” in an archdiocese that is “ground zero of the culture war”.

And Belgian Queen Mathilde hopped on crutches to an audience with Pope Francis this week (video).

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