Australia’s Resettlement of Christians from the Middle East

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Sue Merlino, Director of the Humanitarian Branch of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection sent us this response to our letter to the Hon. Scott Morrison MP dated 07/08/2014. In our letter we called on the Australian Government to increase Australia’s humanitarian migrant intake and offer asylum to Christians fleeing from Islamic Extremists.

Assyrian Bishop and ACERO send letter thanking ACM for raising funds for refugees.

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His Grace Bishop Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitian of Australia, NZ and Lebanon has sent this letter thanking the The Australian Coptic Movement Association and supporters for their generous contribution. The ACM raised approximately $14.373.04. The proceeds are being split evenly between ACERO and the Syrian Orthodox Church who are also overseeing the relief effort.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper meets with HH Pope Tawadros II

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Canadian PM Stephen Harper meets with HH Pope Tawadros II and tours the new Cathedral in the name of St Mark at Markham, Ontario. Canada is home to approximately 50,000 Coptic Christians.

Sydney Police seek assistance re attack on Coptic Diocese offices

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The Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions have issued a further statement regarding the attack on the diocese offices last Sunday 7th of September 2014.

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Coptic New Year Message


The Leader of the opposition The Hon. Bill Shorten MP and Michelle Rowland MP ( Federal Member for Greenway) have sent us this message for the Coptic New Year. We thank the Hon. Bill Shorten and Michelle Rowland for their kind wishes on this special occasion.

Coptic New Year Message 1731AM

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The Coptic New Year is a continuation of the oldest calendar in the world i.e. the Ancient Egyptian Calendar. The Australian Coptic Movement Association (ACM) would like to wish all Copts and Egyptians a happy new year.  The event is marked by special church services and other events. The ACM is holding a holding a formal dinner to celebrate the Coptic New Year on 4th October 2014. We have limited seats available to the public. For more information contact Jennifer Michael Events on 0404 046 919 or email

Introducing Coptic Notes on the App store

Coptic Notes

Wael Saad is a Melbourne based senior software developer. Wael was born in Shoubra, Cairo and has been living in Melbourne for the last 23 years. Wael’s reflections on his own identity and background led him to use own skills to create Coptic Notes

ACM Coptic New Year Gala Dinner

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The ACM has been working hard for our community since 2010. We have held rallies, vigils, seminars, conferences and book launches. We now invite you to celebrate the Coptic New Year with us in Sydney.

The Coptic Church in Sydney issues statement on suspicious fire that engulfed the Coptic Diocese building at Bexley, Sydney.


We were notified of a concerning incident that occurred at the Coptic Orthodox Diocese headquarters in Bexley this morning. The following statement was issued at approximately 6.30pm. Thankfully there were no physical losses or injuries reported. We look forward to the results of the police investigation.

A message from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


We have received this message from Executive Division of Immigration and Border Protection concerning the departments recent announcements regarding the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqis in the 2014-15 Offshore Humanitarian Programme.

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