David Sládek is Czech independent photojournalist and photodocumentarist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade ago he has been focusing his photographic work on life of...
On 5th January 2020, several hundreds of Serbian Orthodox believers have attended moleban (special prayers) at the Serbian Orthodox church of St. Sava in London and later gathered outside Embassy of Montenegro, London, to protest against new law passed by the ex Yugoslav republic that threatens to strip Serbian Orthodox Church of properties in Montenegro unless proving ownership via documentation. The law revokes historic rights granted to the Church prior to 1918. Every Serbian Orthodox estate must now be able to demonstrate historic proof of ownership potentially going back centuries. This opens up the possibility that Podgorica will confiscate sacred sites and award them to their own much smaller church, seen by many Serbs as a schismatic ‘pop up’ institution. The Serbian Orthodox Church currently represents about 70% of worshipers in Montenegro