Noting the persecution and violence suffered by Coptic Christians in Egypt at this time, and also the destruction of their churches and other buildings in many villages, this synod assures the Coptic churches in Australia of the prayers of Anglicans for the safety and security of the Coptic Christians in Egypt; and Synod also gives thanks for their faithful witness to Jesus Christ in their suffering.

Ms M Rodgers moved, Bishop R Appleby seconding, carried 27 Jul 01