I am writing a book, and in it I need to know the number of Bishops required to consecrate another Bishop. Form what I’ve read here, the usual amount is three (3), but that this has been changed in the past to twelve (12) and back to three (3).
Is it possible for one (1) Bishop to consecrate a new Bishop? Assuming that there is indeed no way to have more than one (1) Bishop present? We’re assuming a complete crisis, with no possibility of getting three (3) Bishops there. Is it possible? Even if it’s illicit, would it be a valid consecration?