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



Frank (Francis) Peter Facione was born February 08, 1940. He was the son of Frank Facione and Catherine (O’Agostino) Facione. His mother remarried Frank Dicicco after his father’s death. His sisters were Jennie Doa and Dominica (Mimi) Deluca, and adopted siblings were Agnes and Butch Assemany. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Andrew Johnston-Cantrell on July 14, 1974 and consecrated a bishop by Johnston-Cantrell on November 30, 1974. Archbishop Facione held roles as pastor of St. Mark’s Old Roman Catholic Church in Detroit, Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan and the Central States, and Presiding Bishop of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America. The church relocated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1990 and he pastored St. Mark’s Old Roman Catholic Church there until its closure in 2013.

In addition to his ministry, he was also an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University and an Associate Professor/Assistant Dean at Sullivan University. Archbishop Facione was a graduate of Wayne State University where he obtained a BS in Pharmacy (1962), a MS in Pharmacy Administration (1974), and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration (1982). He was a member of Kappa Psi and retired from its Executive Committee.

He died on June 14, 2019 and was buried at Bethany Memorial Cemetery on June 18, 2019 by the Most Reverend William Myers, SSM.

Apostolic Succession

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21566 March 12th ✠Giulio Antonio, Cardinal Santorio, Archbishop, Santa Severina
31586 September 7th ✠Girolamo, Cardinal Berneri OP, Bishop, Albano
41604 April 4th ✠Galeazzo Santivale, Archbishop, Bari
51621 May 2nd ✠Ludovico, Cardinal Ludovisi, Camerlengo
61622 June 12th ✠Luigi Cardinal Caetani, Tit. Patriarch of Antioch
71630 October 6th ✠Giovanni Battista Scannaroli, Bishop, Tyre and Sidon
81665 October 24th ✠Antonio, Cardinal Barberini, Archbishop, Reims
91668 November 12th ✠Charles Maurice Le Tellier, Archbishop, Reims
101670 September 21st ✠Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Bishop, Meaux
111693 October 24th ✠Jacques Goyon de Matignon, Bishop, Condom
121719 February 12th ✠Dominique Marie Varlet, Bishop, Ascalon
131739 October 17th ✠Petrus Johannes Meindaarts, Archbishop, Utrecht
141745 July 11th ✠Johannes van Stiphout, Bishop, Haarlem
151763 February 7th ✠Gualtherus van Niewenhuisen, Archbishop, Utrecht
161778 June 21st ✠Johannes Adrian Broekman, Bishop, Haarlem
171797 July 5th ✠Johannes Jacobus van Rhijn, Archbishop, Utrecht
181805 November 7th ✠Gilbertus Cornelius de Jong, Bishop, Deventer
191814 April 24th ✠Willibrordus van Os, Archbishop, Utrecht
201819 April 12th ✠Johannes Bon, Bishop, Haarlem
211825 June 14th ✠Johannes van Santen, Archbishop, Utrecht
221853 July 17th ✠Hermanus Heijkamp, Bishop, Deventer
231873 August 11th ✠Gaspard Johannes Rinkel, Bishop, Haarlem
241892 May 11th ✠Gerardus Gul, Archbishop, Utrecht
251908 April 28th ✠Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
2511908 April 28th ✠Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
2621912 June 29th ✠Rudolphe de Landes Berges, Bishop, Scotland
2731916 October 4th ✠Carmel Henry Carfora, Archbishop, Chicago
2841941 April 16th ✠Richard Arthur Marchenna, Archbishop, Newark
2951961 October 9th ✠Robert Alfred Burns, Bishop, Chicago-Westville
3061973 October 6th ✠Andrew Gordon Johnston-Cantrell, Co-adjutor Bishop
3171974 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…
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