Vatican City, Italy- Pope Francis issued a statement expressing his horror at the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. He condemned the shooting and said that it is paradoxical how weapons circulate so freely in many parts of the world while aid and food do not due to political decisions and crooked ideology.
Marseille, France- After violent clashes between English and Russian soccer fans at the Stade Velodrome, which resulted in 35 injuries, both teams face possible expulsion from the Union of European Football Associations European Championship if the violence continues. It was the worst incident of violence at an international tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.
London, England- A National Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. An annual parade was held in the queen’s honor along with a flyby by the Royal Air Force.
Malawi, Africa- The Malawian government agreed to protect the rights of people with albinism in their country after recommendations from Amnesty International. Since November 2014, at least 18 individuals with albinism were killed in Malawi.