I have several friends who attend an indult parish a hundred miles away. It seems some in that community fear the new Pope will freeze if not cut back on the indult. Supposedly he is too much of a reform of the reform prelate and not too disposed to creating more indult parishes?
I don’t know how to answer them. Does someone have info on this? Even the indult parish they are in has become more “radicalized” in recent years as they see a conspiracy by Rome against them. Its sad as the folks I know in the parish were devout orthodox catholics at one time but seem to be moving to schism (IMO). It does not help that this is a very liberal diocese where anything goes parish to parish with “friendship blessings and such and they use that to confirm their 'paranoia”.
Any ideas on if the new Pope will allow the 20 or so indult parishes to continue? I would hate to see these indult groups go into schism.