The year 2008 AD.
- January 28 - Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens (b. 1939)
- March 6 - Peter Poreku Dery - Ghanaian Cardinal (b. 1918)
- March 14 - Chiara Lubich - Italian Roman Catholic Church activist (b. 1920)
- April 10 - Ernesto Coripio y Ahumada - Mexican Cardinal (b. 1919)
- September 6 - Antonio Innocenti - Italian Cardinal (b. 1915)
- October 13 - Antonio Jose Gonzalez Zumarraga - Ecuadorian Cardinal (b. 1925)
- December 5 - Patriarch Alexy II of Russia - Russian Orthodox Patriarch (b. 1929)
- December 12 - Avery Dulles - American Cardinal (b. 1918)
- The Salvation Army begins work in Namibia, Mali, Kuwait and Mongolia.
- July 15 - 20 - World Youth Day takes place in Sydney, Australia. Pope Benedict XVI appears at the event.
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