Portlaoise Action to Homelessness gathers sleeping bags and tents after festival.
The most recent Irish census showed that the fastest growing religious belief was what it called the Orthodox branch of Christianity.
Fr Peter McVerry to speak on homelessness, Sharan Kelly of Tearfund will speak about persecution, and Philip McKinley will address the topic of integration.
45,000 people said they were Orthodox Christians in the last census in Ireland (2011), up from 250 in the 1990s.
Bishop Kelly recalls standing ovation given to Frank Duff at Second Vatican Council.
UK “cannot afford poverty” leading Catholic charities warn.