FACIONE Francis P. of Devon

The Most Reverend Francis P Facione DD
Titular Bishop of Devon
Presiding Bishop
Old Roman Catholic Church in North America

Archbishop Facione is a trained pharmacist and professor of pharmacology. In 1974, the Provincial Synod of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America confirmed the succession of The Most Reverend Andrew G. Johnston-Cantrell. The Most Reverend Francis P. Facione was elected as Titular Bishop of Devon and Coadjutor to Johnston-Cantrell. Bishop Facione was consecrated on St. Andrew’s Day that same year

11908 April 28th + Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
21912 June 29th + Rudolphe de Landes Berges, Bishop, Scotland
31916 October 4th + Carmel Henry Carfora, Archbishop, Chicago
41941 April 16th + Richard Arthur Marchenna, Archbishop, Newark
51961 October 9th + Robert Alfred Burns, Bishop, Chicago-Westville
61973 October 6th + Andrew Gordon Johnston-Cantrell, Co-adjutor Bishop
71974 November 30th + Francis Peter Facione, Bishop, Devon
Principal Consecrator of…
1975 April 12th + Joseph Patrick Napurno, Bishop, Port Royale
1989 February 4th + Raphael John Adams, Bishop, Selsey
1993 June 5th + Patrick Herbert King, Bishop, West Regionary
Co-consecrator of…
+Euler Richard


The Most Rev. Francis P. Facione, Ph.D., 79, died on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was the Son of the late Frank and Catherine Facione, stepson of the late Frank Dicicco. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dominica Deluca, Jennie Doa, Agnes Assemany, and a brother, Butch Assemany. He was Presiding Bishop of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America and was consecrated bishop on November 30, 1974. He was a proud member of Kappa Psi and graduate of Wayne State University with a Ph.D. in 1982 and a licensed pharmacist. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Mark, 7103 Austinwood Road Louisville, Ky 40214; His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Advantage Funeral Home – Hardy Chapel, with Burial to follow in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday after 9am until service time at the funeral home.