Ireland’s roads are expected to be busier than usual between July 31 and Aug. 2, the country’s August bank holiday.
“I would like to thank you for your gesture of Christian charity, which really touched me,” Pope Francis said.
The vandalism is "heartbreaking, but sadly it is becoming more and more common these days," the pastor said in a statement.
Some dioceses have communicated internally with their priests on Traditiones Custodes, but have not yet issued public statements.
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