RTÉ News asked a range of people to deliver a post in advance of the Irish visit by Pope Francis.

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