The Roman numeral for this year is MMI.
- Pope John Paul II names 41 new Cardinals, and raises the number of electors to 128.
- Leonie Aviat is beatified. (25 November)
- The interior of San Carlo al Corso was renovated.
- Giuseppe Casoria cardinal (* 1908)
- Paolo Bertoli, cardinal, titular archbishop of Nicomedia, (*1908)
- Pierre Eyt, archbishop of Bordeaux and cardinal (*1934)
- José Alí Lebrún Moratinos, archbishop of Caracas and cardinal (*1919)
- Silvio Angelo Pio Oddi, cardinal, titular archbishop of Messembria (*1910)
- Giuseppe Maria Sensi, cardinal, titular archbishop of Sardi (*1907)
- Thomas Joseph Winning, archbishop of Glasgow and cardinal (*1925)