World highest Easter cake baked in Ukraine.
A giant Easter cake 1,9 me-ters high weighting 450 kgwas baked in the town of Sinelnikovo in the Dne-propetrovsk Region,Ukraine.To make it, seven cooksspent 170 kg of flour, 75 kgof sugar, 60 liters of milk,750 eggs, 25 kg of raisins,20 kg of margarine, 8,5 kgof yeast, 1,7 kg of salt, 0,5 of vanilla and 2 kg of decora-tive powder, official web-site of the Ukrainian Ortho-dox Church has reported.Representative of theUkraine's Guinness Book registered a record for theworld highest Easter cake.The cake is the world sec-ond for weight.Today, the cake is placed inSt. Nicholas Cathedral forparishioner to taste it. Au-thors of the record Eastercake hope that at least 4thousand people will have achance to enjoy it.
Human souls rather than economy should be led out of cri-sis, Patriarch Kirill believes
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia Kirillsaid it was impossible to overcome the globalcrisis only by measures in financial and eco-nomic sphere.
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World centers of power abandoned this centuries-old wisdom and
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Patriarch Kirill urges Ukrainian politicians to refuse using theChurch in their political interests.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus-sia expressed his concern with theattempts of some Ukrainian politicalfigures to use the Church in thatcountry to their political goals."The situation in Ukraine is reallycomplicated, the major reason beingthat the schism there is based on political considerations andthe intention of some officials to use the Church and people'sfaith to their own interests not in any way related to theproper Christian goals," Patriarch said in an interview pub-lished by Izvestia daily.According to him, "this is yet another proof of how carefullypoliticians should address religious matters and how it isdangerous when somebody tries to use the Church in his orher political aims.""We consider Kiev a southern capital of the Russian Ortho-doxy. The single tradition for the total Eastern Slavic civiliza-tion starts here. Today, as never before, the Orthodox believ-ers of Russia, Ukraine, and Belorussia realize the importanceof spiritual unity of historic Russia separated by political bor-ders," Patriarch added. Interfax