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UNICEF reported on June 17 that 92 percent of some 7,600 children who made the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Libya so far this year have been unaccompanied by adults, up from 68 percent last year. • The Rev. Hermann Scheipers, the last surviving priest to have been imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, died on June 2 in Ochtrup, Germany, at age 102. • Pope Francis named Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B., special administrator on the Pacific island of Guam on June 6 after Archbishop Anthony Apuron faced allegations of sexual abuse. • More than a year after the conclusion of its apostolic visitation of U.S. communities of women religious, the Vatican asked in June that the superiors of more than a dozen orders return to Rome for further discussions. • After the brutal slaying of Jo Cox, a member of Parliament of the United Kingdom, on June 16, police in Britain were looking into her alleged attacker’s links with white-supremacist groups. • Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, Neb., prayed on June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, and for his family, during a morning Mass and special rosary service.

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