Is it a sin to buy or sell relics on eBay?


#1

eBay has an entire category for Relics. Most, if genuine, are 3rd and 4th class relics -- some claim to be 1st class. It is my understanding that these relics may be sold for the intrinsic/physical value only and no added value due to sacredness of the relic. Is this true?

And is it a sin to put a reliquary up for auction knowing that people will bid the price up past its intrinsic gross value? Is it a sin to buy it?


#2

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