OK, so last night I’m reading the Code of Canon Law (the newest one - 1983) and there’s an Apostolic Constitution about how to go about electing a new Pope.
The AC makes one point that I’ve known for a while - you don’t have to be a Cardinal or even a Bishop to be elected Pope… but it didn’t address the ‘minimum’ requirements and a Google search of “papal eligibility” came up short too.
So does anyone know the minimum requirements to become Pope? Do you have to be, at least, an ordained priest? Could a lay brother become Pope? Could someone at the ‘low end’ of Holy Orders (non-ordained) become Pope? Or can you be from among the common rabble?