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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 | 24/03/2015

Italy must make best of China's spending spree

China's biggest chemicals group Chem-China is taking the helm at Italy's long-established tire manufacturer Pirelli. Chem-China, which is state-owned, bought 26.2 percent of the shares ... » more

2.  Avvenire - Italy | 04/02/2015

Three-parent babies a gruesome experiment

Britain has become the first country to allow the in vitro fertilisation of babies with three genetic parents. Protection against illness is just an excuse, ... » more

3.  Avvenire - Italy | 29/01/2015

Al-Qaeda highlights IS's ideological weakness

The Yemeni al-Qaeda offshoot AQAP has taken responsibility for the attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. With its activities al-Qaeda is not only ... » more

4.  Avvenire - Italy | 04/12/2014

Anarchy in Libya threatens Europe

The Islamic militia IS is also trying to gain a foothold in Libya, according to reports by the US military. General David Rodrigues, head of ... » more

5.  Avvenire - Italy | 19/11/2014

Israel facing third intifada

The unresolved Palestine issue threatens to trigger a third intifada, the Catholic daily Avvenire warns in view of the attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem's ... » more

6.  Avvenire - Italy | 11/11/2014

Row hindering Spain's economic recovery

Madrid describes the vote in Catalonia as a flop, whereas the Catalan leader Arturo Mas has called it a "complete success". These differing interpretations only ... » more

7.  Avvenire - Italy | 31/10/2014

Italy must use EU's Youth Guarantee

With its Youth Guarantee the EU aims to ensure that all people under 25 get a job offer within four months of leaving formal education ... » more

8.  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

9.  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

10.  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


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