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The newspaper arose in 1968 from a merger between two Catholic papers: the Milan paper L’Italia and the Avvenire d’Italia from Bologna. The paper is oriented towards the teachings of the Catholic Church but independent of the Church hierarchy, and often reflects the views of the bishops' conference. It takes its own stance above all on ethical issues and inspired by Catholicism also aims to address atheists.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Catholic, independent
Circulation: 455,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Sunday

Location: Milan, Italy
Publisher: Avvenire Nuova Editoriale Italiana spa
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1968

Piazza Carbonari 3
I-20125 Milan
Phone: 0039- 0267801

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1.  Avvenire - Italy | 29/10/2014

Austerity leading Eurozone into ruin

After France and Italy's government made certain concessions, EU Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs Jyrki Katainen has announced that the two countries' draft ... » more

2.  Avvenire - Italy | 23/10/2014

Protect teenagers from IS's online propaganda

German police took three underage girls from the US into protective custody on Saturday at Frankfurt airport. The girls reportedly wanted to join the terrorist ... » more

3.  Avvenire - Italy | 15/10/2014

Erdoğan sacrifices Kobane

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would rather sacrifice the embattled border city of Kobane than allow the PKK to become stronger, the Catholic paper Avvenire ... » more

4.  Avvenire - Italy | 14/10/2014

Money alone won't help Gaza

In their efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip the Palestinians can count on international aid amounting to 4.3 billion euros. 450 million euros will be ... » more

5.  Avvenire - Italy | 13/08/2014

Protect Iraq from Maliki

Iraq's president has tasked deputy speaker Haider al-Abadi with forming a new government. Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's incumbent prime minister, has fiercely criticised the move. Maliki ... » more

6.  Avvenire - Italy | 01/08/2014

Hedge funds are vultures without morals

The US hedge funds are vultures interested only in making an immoral profit out of Argentina's default, the Catholic daily Avvenire fumes: "The case of ... » more

7.  Avvenire - Italy | 22/07/2014

Persecution of Christians: Isil shows its true face

All Christians in Mosul in northern Iraq have fled the city in recent days after the extremist group Islamic State (IS),  previously known as Isil, had ... » more

8.  Avvenire - Italy | 18/07/2014

Abbas is the key to a solution in Gaza

The Israeli army on Thursday began the ground offensive in the Gaza Strip announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The attacks are aimed at tunnels ... » more

9.  Avvenire - Italy | 24/06/2014

The tempting dream of a caliphate

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday in Baghdad for unity in the fight against the Isil militia and stressed that the US ... » more

10.  Avvenire - Italy | 16/06/2014

An unexpected holy alliance

The common threat posed by the jihadists has led to a rapprochement between the erstwhile arch-enemies the US and Iran, the Catholic daily Avvenire rejoices: ... » more


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