Born in 1931 at Oraukwu to Patrick Agbakwa Obiefuna and Virginia Mary Enyochi Obiefuna. Albert manifested an extraordinary intelligence, industry and sharpness of mind so that his father ear-marked him for "whiteman's" training.
1940-47: attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Oraukwu, and St. Andrew's Catholic School, Adazi.
1943: Baptised, made first Holy Communion and was confirmed by Archbishop Charles Heerey.
1948: Training at St. John Bosco Preparatory Teacher-Training College, Agulu.
1949-1950: Teacher at Aguluzoigbo and St Andrew's Catholic School, Adazi. During this period Albert was selected in 1949 and again 1950 for training as a teacher in St. Charles' College Onitsha, a very highly cherished desire of most Nigerians in those days. He turned this offer twice down. He refused because he had become obsessed by the idea of becoming a priest. Rev. Fr. Bernard J. Kelly C.S.Sp., the Supervisor of Schools, spotted and recommended him to Father P. Brady, Rector of All Hallows' Seminary, by then located at Enugu.
1951: Entered All Hallows' Seminary Enugu, after carefully outwitting his relatives who opposed his decision to become a priest.
1955-57: Teacher-Prefect at All Hallows' Seminary, now at Onitsha.
1957-59: Studied Philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu.
1960-63: Studied Theology at Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
21 December 1963: Ordained Priest at Collegio Propaganda Fide, Rome, by Cardinal Agagianian.
1966: Earned a doctorate degree in Moral Theology at the Alfonsianum Academy, Rome. He returned soon after to Nigeria.
1967: Curate at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Onitsha.
1967-1976: Lecturer at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu. He was the Rector for the 1976/77 academic year before he was nominated at the Bishop of the new diocese of Awka.
5 February 1978: Ordained and enthroned Bishop of Awka.
1994: Transferred to the see of Onitsha as Co-adjutor Archbishop.
6 May, 1995: Installed Archbishop of Onitsha.
1 September, 2003: Retired as Archbishop of Onitsha.
11 May 2011: Died in Houston, TX. U.S.A.
-- " To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light." (Pope Francis "Lumen Fidei,").
Sunday, 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm
Other masses outside the Basilica Church, 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:45am & 9:00am
Monday-Saturday, 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm
Thursday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:15pm
Saturday Evening, 5:30pm (mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday)