Angels exist but do not have wings and are more like shards of light, at least according to a top Catholic Church "angelologist" who says the heavenly beings are now back in vogue thanks to New Age religions.
A girl dressed as an angel in the crowd outside the San Joaquin Episcopal Palace in Rio de Janeiro as Pope Francis delivers the Angelus prayer on July 26, 2013
"I think there is a re-discovery of angels in Christianity," Father Renzo Lavatori told AFP on the sidelines of a conference on angels in a lavishly-frescoed Renaissance palace in Rome.
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