Albert Kanene Obiefuna

Albert Kanene Obiefuna ( born January 30, 1930 in Oraukwu, Anambra, Nigeria, † 11 May 2011) was Roman Catholic Bishop of Onitsha in Nigeria.


Albert Obiefuna studied at the Teachers' Training College in Onitsha ( 1955-57 ), then philosophy at the seminary in Enugu ( 1957-1959 ) and Catholic Theology at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He received on 21 December 1963 at the College of Propaganda Fide, the priesthood by Archbishop Grégoire -Pierre Cardinal Agagianian, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. At the Roman Accademia Alfonsiana he was in 1966 a doctorate in moral theology. He was first pastor at the cathedral of Onitsha. From 1967 to 1976 he taught at Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu. 1976/77 he was its rector.

Pope Paul VI. appointed him in 1977 the first bishop of the newly created diocese of Awka. He received his episcopal consecration on February 5, 1978 Archbishop Girolamo Prigione, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Nigeria; Co-consecrators were Francis Arinze, Archbishop of Onitsha, and Mark Onwuha Unegbu, Bishop of Owerri.

1994 Albert Kanene Obiefuna was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop in the Archdiocese of Onitsha. On February 25, 1995 he joined with the resignation of Stephen Nweke Ezeanya its successor as Archbishop of Onitsha on. He was 1994-2000 President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Nigeria ( CCBN ).

2003 his resignation was accepted. He died from cancer.


  • Archbishop Charles Heerey 's missionary efforts Bigard Memorial Seminary for the, Enugu: A tribute in 1974
  • The Church as a Christian, CECTA 1994, ISBN 978-9782396136
  • Pastor & the ministry of the word, snaap Press 2003, ISBN 978-9780492359, along with Nathaniel Chidozie Obiagba (ed.)