can ANY catholic be chosen as pope or only a latin rite catholic? to my understanding the pope has 3 offices:
sucessor of peter
patriarch of the west
bishop of the Rome dioces.
would the 2nd and third nessessarilly disqualify a person to be pope?
also are there cardinals from other rites? or only latin rite?
do the other rites have their own patriachs (i assume its those men in the crowns and wool collar things), and how are they selected?