"Pope Francis is coming and this country has gone backwards on homelessness."

Alex McGrath, an amateur photographer who has experienced homelessness, delivers his 'Post to the Pope'.

RTÉ News has asked a range of people to deliver a post in advance of his Irish visit.

The series includes a variety of views – devout and disillusioned, committed and critical.

Contributors, drawn from across Ireland, include a survivor of clerical abuse, an 11-year-old schoolgirl and an asylum seeker.

They reflect the changed social landscape in Ireland since the last visit by a pope 1979.

Watch the full series here