Religious Icons on eBay

Crusader battles eBay over relics

Beacon Journal | 11/25/2006
Catholic activist wants auction giant to close loophole that permits sales
By Brian Murphy
Associated Press

“Hardly an hour goes by without Thomas Serafin or one of his cybersleuths checking what eBay has to offer.

They’re not hunting for bargains and never place a bid. Their interest is bone shards, bits of wizened flesh and a contemporary twist on the sacred and the profane: How the ancient trade in the most coveted religious relics has moved into the global flea market of online bidding.”

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