"I hope the Pope will use his power to help end the system called Direct Provision."

Asylum seeker and activist Ellie Kisyombe delivers her message to Pope Francis ahead of his visit to Ireland.

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