Why Serbia’s elite are willing to give up everything for God

Holy Archangels’ Monastery near Prizren, Serbia

Young Serbians follow God.

Neda doesn’t like talking about the rift with her parents. The denim-clad 24-year-old bows her head and shrugs; she cannot understand why her family disapproves of her lifestyle.

The arguments do not centre on drink, drugs or Neda’s choice of boyfriends; in most households in Britain the young artist would be considered a paragon of virtue. But Neda Kovinic lives in Serbia and her mother and father are upset because their daughter has become a devout Christian. Worse, she is considering becoming a nun.

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