My Adopt A Cardinal is Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio

Yesterday I saw on Twitter the hashtag #AdoptACardinal and learned about a new website where you can Adopt A Cardinal to pray for during the upcoming weeks and papal conclave.

Here is some info about the site...

You now have the opportunity to actively be part of this providential endeavour by having a Cardinal assigned to you, who you will support through your prayer and intercession during the coming weeks before and during the conclave and for three days following the election.

Cardinal CoccopalmerioMy adopted cardinal is Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio current president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 15 February 2007.

Here is more about Cardinal Coccopalmerio...

He was appointed as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 23 December 2010 for a five year renewable term. Custom dicates that this will be renewed as necessary until his 80th birthday. In January 2011 the council began to circulate a draft of revisions to the penal section of the code of Canon Law, which governs crime and punishment in the church – including sexual abuse by clergy. The aim is to have a final draft ready for Benedict XVI by the end of 2012.

On 18 February 2012, Pope Benedict XVI created him Cardinal-Deacon of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami. He will retain cardinalatial voting rights until 8 March 2018, his 80th birthday. On 21 April 2012 Cardinal Coccopalmerio was named a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Apostolic Signatura and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. On 22 December 2012 he was appointed a member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.[2] He will hold these memberships until his 80th birthday.

Please continue to pray for Pope Benedict XVI (as of Thursday he'll be known as "His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus" or simply "Roman Pontiff Emeritus") and all the cardinals over the next several weeks for this unique time in the Catholic Church.

Our Lady of the Clergy, Pray for Us!