Roman Catholic Church
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Roman Catholic Church in the life of Syria, and the commitment of the Church to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the Roman Catholic Church according to the amount of the Church's influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Church ranked 81st most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Roman Catholic Church according to the Church's commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the Church falls under the category of 'Builder & Solver'. A prime actor assessed as Builder & Solver is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is the mission of the Roman Catholic Church in Syria.
In response to the question, “How is the Roman Catholic Church important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"[They are our] brothers, beloved to the Syrian people; very simple people.” (230713)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are for a political revolution.” (221641)
“They shows a willingness to support the opposition.” (226591)
“They influence the opinion of the Catholic community, which is about 1 - 2% of the population.” (221641)