From THE LOCAL (Germany):
Gunther von Hagens, the man behind the controversial anatomical Body Worlds exhibitions, announced this week he would be opening an online store selling his human and animal plastinations. An entire plastinated human body will run €69,615, a torso €56,644, and a head €22,015, the paper reported. But church leaders in Germany are outraged.
In a group statement, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch and others called on politicians to stop von Hagens from committing what they called “breaking a taboo.”
“This is not about new discoveries for science and research, but about picking at bones and spectacle under the guise of medical enlightenment,” Zollitsch said in the statement, adding that the sale of body parts was disrespectful to the dead.
COMMENT: And dragging a bit of a dead saint around the world for people to gawp at isn't?
Actually, I would buy one of von Hagens' pieces. But I can't afford it. They cost an arm and a leg.