"Invite us in. Don't just allow us in. We want to be equals."

Catherine Pryce would like to see the ordination of women as priests in the Catholic Church.

RTÉ News has asked a range of people to deliver a "post to the pope" 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