A relic is an object connected with a saint, either part of his/her mortal remains, something that he/she owned, something that has been touched by the saint or by a relic or the instruments of martyrdom.

Relics are exhibited for veneration in many churches in Rome. Relics may not be sold[1], but payment may be sought for the reliquary (container).

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  1. Code of Canon Law Can. 1190 §1
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