It is also said that some monks never touch or hold money with their hands. Is that true?

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Yes. There is indeed such a clause among the precepts for monks, which is to prevent them from keeping private property and giving rise to greed. Today it is still observed by some monks. In the southern countries when such monks travel, they are accompanied by a lay follower who can handle money for them. Owing to certain inconveniences, however, this rule is not very strictly observed today even in the southern countries. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)