Famiglia Cristiana

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Famiglia Cristiana
Editor Antonio Sciortino
Categories Newsmagazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 544,576 (2010)
Publisher Periodici San Paolo
Year founded 1931; 86 years ago (1931)
Company Edizioni San Paolo
Country Italy
Based in Alba/Milan, Italy
Language Italian
Website Famiglia Cristiana

Famiglia Cristiana (meaning The Christian family in English)[1] is an Italian weekly magazine published in Alba, Italy.[2]

History and profile[edit]

Famiglia Cristiana was founded in Milan in 1931.[1][3] Its original aim was to guide Catholics living in the rural and provincial north Italy to successfully cope with the spiritual and practical challenges of modern life.[4] During its early years it was a local magazine targeting women.[4] In 1954 its coverage expanded to include articles about food, fashion, politics and religion.[4]

The magazine is owned by Edizioni San Paolo, a Roman Catholic publishing group[5] and is published by Periodici San Paolo on a weekly basis.[6][7] It has its headquarters in Alba.[4]

In 1955 Famiglia Cristiana became an illustrated weekly magazine.[8]


Famiglia Cristiana enjoyed higher levels of circulation from the late 1950s.[8] The magazine had a circulation of 1,123,071 copies in 1984.[9] The circulation of the weekly was 1,070,652 copies from September 1993 to August 1994.[10] In the mid-1990s the magazine had the highest circulation among other Catholic periodicals in Italy.[11]

In 2001 the magazine had a circulation of 895,000 copies.[12] The 2003 circulation of the weekly was 742,000 copies.[5] Its circulation was 778,000 copies in 2004.[13]

Its circulation was 644,316 copies in 2007.[14][15] In 2010 the circulation of the magazine fell to 544,576 copies.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The most important Italian magazines". Life in Italy. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "List of Italian magazines". Ciao Italy. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "The press in Italy". BBC. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Niamh Cullen (2013). "Morals, modern identities and the Catholic woman: fashion in Famiglia Cristiana, 1954–1968". Journal of Modern Italian Studies. 18 (1). doi:10.1080/1354571X.2013.730272. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Influential weeklies". BBC. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture (PDF). London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-203-74849-2. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Penelope Morris (2007). "A window on the private sphere: Advice columns, marriage, and the evolving family in 1950s Italy" (PDF). The Italianist. 27. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). The Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Cindy Wooden (6 December 1996). "Top Catholic Magazine Resists Vatican". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 16 August 2014.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  12. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

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