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21 June 2005:,  You might think that these statues above the west door are long-ago kings and queens of England.  Wrong!  They are 20th-century Christian martyrs;  left to right: Maximilian Kolbe (Poland), Manche Masemola (South Africa) , Janani Luwum (Uganda), Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Russia), Martin Luther King Jr. (USA), Oscar Romero (El Salvador), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Germany), Esther John (Pakistan), Lucian Tapiedi (Papua New Guinea) and Wang Zhiming (China).