Shifa Al-Neama, nicknamed Abu Abd Al-Bari, had worked as a preacher in several mosques where he was educating about ISIS ideology.
"Iraqi Christians are on the edge of extinction".
After persecution, now war is threat
Iranian missiles generate fear among Iraqi Christians
Cardinal Sako issued a strong a statement and called for peace.
Emigration abroad and marginalisation at home are the first challenges to face.
The local Catholic Archbishop says Christians are stronger in their faith than ever before.
After 2016, Masses resumed in the damaged cathedral as Christians returned to rebuild their community.