Raphael is an archangel who traditionally performs all manners of healing. Raphael is mentioned in the Book of Tobit, which is accepted as canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglo-Catholics, and is useful for public teaching by Lutherans and Anglicans. Raphael is usually associated with the angel mentioned in the Gospel of John as stirring the water at the healing pool of Bethesda.
Saint Raphael, France; Saint Raphael, Quebec, Canada; and San Rafaels in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, and the Philippines; also San Rafael de El Moján and San Rafael de Orituco in Venezuela are all places named in honor of Raphael.
Raphael is one of the most popular holy angels within the society of pop culture. There a long list of mentions of the angel within films, TV shows and books. Often times, his characteristics and demeanor inspire a character or the actions taken within a story line.