The answer to the question is that it has happened before and there is nothing hypothetical to that fact.
What happened before? That the universal Church has been bereft of bishops in possession of episcopal seats? No, that has never happened before, it is not happening today, and it will never happen in the future. And I was not saying that this was hypothetically possible; I was referring to appointment of bishops to dioceses, with the explicit jurisdiction to do so, during interregna, and not to your mutilated concept of ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
Read what I have written, and then read what you have answered. That is troll behaviour, and if you insist on continuing it, then do not bother expecting more responses from me. I am not foolish enough to waste my time with such games.[/quote]
Again. Bishops have been consecrated and have had ordinary jurisdiction in the past during interregnums.