Luis Ricceri

Rector Major of the Salesians
Luis Ricceri
6th Successor of Don Bosco
In office
Succeeded by Egidio Viganò
Personal details
Born May 8, 1901
Mineo, Italy
Died 15 June 1989(1989-06-15) (aged 88)
Castellammare di Stabia
Profession Priest
Religion Roman Catholic

Luis Ricceri (in Italian Luigi Ricceri; May 8, 1901 in Mineo, Italy June 15, 1989 in Castellammare di Stabia) was a Catholic Roman Priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco, who was the 6th Rector Major of that Order between 1965 and 1977. He was the first Superior of the Salesians after the Second Vatican Council, leading a Special Chapter of the Order to update it to the new regulations of the Church. In this context, he used the sentence "Forward with Don Bosco alive today, in order to respond to the needs of our time and the expectations of the Church" that after would become "With Don Bosco and the times."[1] He transferred the Salesian General Headquarters from its original place in Turin to Rome.


  1. 6th Successor: Luigi Ricceri (1901-1989). Successors of Don Bosco, Salesians of Don Bosco. Link retrieved on March 28, 2015.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Renato Ziggiotti
Rector Major of the Salesians
Succeeded by
Egidio Viganò
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