Another barbaric attack on Coptic Christians of Egypt has taken place at 12:20 am on New Year's day, 2011. The attack took place in front of the Al-Kedeseen Church in Sidi Beshr, Alexandria EGYPT.
A Skoda car was suddenly parked in front of the church. The car was full of explosives and a sign in the back window stating, "There is more to come." The bomb was triggered as Coptic faithful were leaving the church after New Year's celebrations.
Tens of Copts have been martyred and many more injured. It is a sad day for the Coptic Church around the world and it is a sad day for Egypt.
We call upon the Egyptian authorities to protect its Christian citizens from such atrocious attacks.
May the Lord repose the souls of the departed and strengthen their families in these very difficult times.
We pray for His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and the whole church on this sad day of our history.
If you would like to send any financial assistance to the families of the martyr's in Alexandria you may deposit your donations in the following Bank Account and mark it "Alexandria Martyrs"
Coptic Charity Account
063 159 1024 6268
God bless you.
Bishop Anba Suriel
Bishop of Melbourne
Please find more details in the following reports
BBC NEWS Middle East