Ten Modern Martyrs
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Ten Modern Martyrs

Statues of ten 20th-century Christian martyrs installed over the Great West Door in 1998. From left: St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish Franciscan, executed in Auschwitz, 1941; Manche Masemola, beaten to death for her faith in Sekhukhuneland, 1928; Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, assassinated 1977; St Elizabeth of Russia, killed by the Bolsheviks, 1918; Martin Luther King, Baptist pastor and civil rights campaigner, assassinated 1968; Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, assassinated 1980; Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor and theologian, executed by the Nazis 1945; Esther John, evangelist in Pakistan, murdered 1960; Lucian Tapiedi, killed during the Japanese invasion, Papua New Guinea 1942; Wang Zhiming, pastor and evangelist, killed in the Cultural Revolution, 1972. Westminster Abbey, London, England.