Breaking: The remains of Coptic martyrs from Libya returned to Egypt

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The remains of 20 Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its
former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, have finally been returned to Egypt.  The Coptic Christians along with one Ghanaian citizen were beheaded on a beach in February 2015 wearing orange jumpsuits,
in a video recording. The Australian Coptic Movement has been reporting on the affairs of Coptic Christians in Libya since
early 2014.  

Egyptologist: The Autoimmune Disease of the Coptic Church

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Dr Monica Hanna is a well known Egyptologist and third generation descendant of Morcos Gerges Saad. Dr Hanna writes about an unfortunate event that has taken place in Matai, El Minya, where an ancient church was demolished.  Dr Hanna  pursued her doctorate at the University of Pisa with a dissertation on the “Problems of Preservation of Mural Paintings in the Theban Necropolis: a Pilot Study on the Theban Tomb 14 using 3D Scanning Techniques.  

ACM represented at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2018

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop addressing civil society participants at the 2018 DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights (DFAT/Linda Roche)

Discussions across the day focussed on the five priority pillars of Australia’s Human Rights Council engagement: gender equality, freedom of expression, good governance and robust democratic institutions, human rights for indigenous peoples, and strong national human rights institutions.  This is the third consecutive year we attended the annual Forum.  

ACM’s TRIBUTE TO HH POPE SHENOUDA III – 6th Anniversary

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The following tribute was originally published on the occasion of the first 4oth day memorial service in 2012. 

Coptic refugees in Australia living with the fear of death

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This is not the time to be sending vulnerable Coptic Christians back to Egypt.  2017 was the worst year in living memory for Egypt’s Copts.  

Egypt’s Copts living under siege as Coptic Orthodox Christmas approaches

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A video posted to our Facebook page shows one of the gunmen casually roaming the streets of Cairo’s Helwan carefully picking his prey! 

Egyptian Government fails to protect Coptic Christians despite emergency laws

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Fr Simon Shehata was brutally murdered with a meat cleaver in broad daylight.  We do not want
to see a another cover up and meaningless rhetoric from the Egyptian Government and it’s institutions 

Suzy Hanna disrupts the ‘National Unity’

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Suzy is a little angry following comments criticising her position on the bigger issues facing Copts in Egypt. Visit our Facebook page to view Suzy’s video for more.  

Australian Coptic Movement refutes Egyptian Minister remarks on Coptic persecution

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Islamist terror is not the only threat to Egypt’s Copts. Coptic Christians have been subject to mob violence, massacres, restrictions on worship, attacks from security forces and widespread discrimination. 

Coptic Pope officially opens Melbourne’s Eporo Tower

Pope Tawadros II (left) and Bishop Suriel (1)

The Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark is known to his people as the Pope of Hope. His Holiness has completed a 10 day visit to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne as part of his first official visit to Australia.

Located at 285 La Trobe Street, Eporo Tower is a 44-storey building with sweeping curves and a shimmering glass façade creating a stunning new landmark for the city skyline. 

Combining modern facilities with traditional Coptic art, Eporo features walls adorned with Coptic mosaics, icons, woodwork and stained glass windows crafted by world-renowned artists using ancient Egyptian techniques. The media release below from the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and affiliated regions outlines the concept behind this project. We congratulate H.G Bishop Anba Suriel, Fr Mark Attalla and the many volunteers for this great achievement.  

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