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The Catholic Church in San Salvador, urges the speedy beatification of Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In a letter, the bishops of the country have asked Pope Benedict XVI to bring the proceedings to an early conclusion. Pope Benedict's predecessor Pope John Paul II initiated the procedure. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was ambushed and shot dead during Mass 30 years ago, on 24 March 1980. From Radio Vatican.