Surveys show a significant rise amid COVID-19 in mental-health issues, including suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, anxiety order and depression — with younger adults particularly at risk.
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In July, several states filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying funding for private schools should be based only on the number of low-income students, not total students, in accordance with Title I restrictions.
By New York’s own metrics, the state ranks 35th nationally on percentage of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
Speaking via livestream from the library of the Vatican’s apostolic palace, Pope Francis said that the pandemic has “shed light on broader social ills,” including “a distorted view of the person” that ignores human dignity and “fosters an individualistic and aggressive throw-away culture, which transforms the human being into a consumer good”.
In a letter Thursday, the bishops said that education aid in the relief package should be “robust,” and should grant “equal consideration” to private school children.
The Vatican dicastery said that it was inviting young people all over the world “to do something that shows kindness and affection for older people who may feel lonely.”
Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez of San Carlos said the crisis in Venezuela is likely to worsen in the coming months, which will seriously affect the Church in the country, which is already lacking financial resources.
Echoing Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson called July 7 for a global ceasefire during the pandemic so that assistance can safely be provided to those in need.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has issued a call for $4.9 billion in funding to bring food assistance where governments are asking for more support.