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".
|Frequency of publication||Tuesday to Sunday|
|Online payment model||Content partially fee-based|
|Publisher||Avvenire Nuova Editoriale Italiana S.p.A.|
|Area of distribution||Nationwide|
|Address||Piazza Carbonari 3, 20125 Mailand|
|Phone||0039 02 67 80 1|