Bishops ask pope to beatify Romero Admin Monday, May 19, 2014 Salvadoran Archbishop Alas and three other bishops met the pope to urge the cause of Archbishop Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital in San Salvador. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.