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Only in Print: Angels Have Been the ‘Messengers of God’ Throughout History

A statue of St. Michael the Archangel is seen at the Church of St. Michael in New York City in this file photo from October of 2017. (Photo: OSV News/Gregory A. Shemitz)

WASHINGTON — Angels are often depicted in art with wings, cherubic faces, and white flowy gowns. But who exactly are they and what does the Catholic Church teach about them? 

It turns out the Church has plenty to say about these beings.

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