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Avvenire is oriented on the teachings of the Catholic Church but independent of the Church hierarchy. It frequently represents the views of the bishops' conference. It mainly takes a stance on moral issues and, in the Catholic spirit, also aims to reach atheist readers. Ever since the Berlusconi newspaper Il Giornale led a smear campaign in 2009 against Dino Boffo, chief editor of Avvenire at the time, smear campaigns have been referred to in Italy as the "Boffo method".

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Catholic
Circulation: 144,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Tuesday to Sunday
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

Location: Milan, Italy
Publisher: Avvenire Nuova Editoriale Italiana S.p.A.
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1968

Piazza Carbonari 3, 20125 Mailand
Phone: 0039 02 6780 1
Twitter: @Avvenire_NEI

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72 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

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1.  Avvenire - Italy | 24/11/2015

Dangers of drone war underestimated

Four former US Air Force drone pilots have written an open letter to US President Obama, the US secretary of defence and the CIA chief ... » more

2.  Avvenire - Italy | 17/11/2015

West should begin by stopping arms trading

In his speech in Versailles President François Hollande primed France for a long fight against Islamist terrorism. He wants to forge an alliance against the ... » more

3.  Avvenire - Italy | 11/11/2015

The distinctive British sense of humour

Cameron has dictated the rules to the EU with typical British humour, the Catholic daily Avvenire comments: "What Downing Street prefers to refer to as ... » more

4.  Avvenire - Italy | 06/11/2015

Propaganda war between US and Russia

The row over what caused the plane to crash is allowing the tragedy to be used for propaganda purposes, writes the Catholic daily Avvenire in ... » more

5.  Avvenire - Italy | 03/11/2015

Turkish president has EU over a barrel

Under pressure from the refugee crisis the EU will make further concessions to President Erdoğan, the Catholic daily Avvenire predicts: "Brussels knows that Erdoğan will ... » more

6.  Avvenire - Italy | 23/10/2015

Europe stuck on ECB's drip

The European Central Bank is contemplating extending its bond-buying programme. ECB chief Mario Draghi announced on Thursday that further quantitative easing measures would be examined ... » more

7.  Avvenire - Italy | 07/10/2015

EU now needs joint data protection rules

It is right to protect users, the Catholic daily Avvenire writes commenting on the ECJ ruling, but adds that it would be better if a ... » more

8.  Avvenire - Italy | 16/09/2015

Davide Rondoni decries the blindness of the West in Syria

The EU and US politicians have ignored or misinterpreted the worrying signals from Syria for years, complains poet Davide Rondoni in the Catholic daily Avvenire: ... » more

9.  Avvenire - Italy | 11/09/2015

Putin wants access to the Mediterranean

Moscow wants to do more than just support the Syrian ruler, the Catholic daily Avvenire warns: "Putin's intentions are often inscrutable. But this time they ... » more

10.  Avvenire - Italy | 25/08/2015

Don't leave it to speculators

The state must take the sceptre out of speculators' hands once more, the Catholic daily newspaper Avvenire concludes in view of the global stock market ... » more


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