Wow! Bishop Bätzing of Germany has said this about Pope Francis and his way to teach and communicate via befuddled and confusing interviews is “extremely questionable.”
I have always thought that the ultra-traditionalists who want the exclusive use of the TLM as well as the Church without the Vatican II documents, because they are so organized and passionate about their views, would be the first to go into a full blown schism, although not an apostasy as they, like most Eastern Orthodox Churches, still maintain the Catholic Faith. The Orthodox don’t accept Vatican II either.
Apart from Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, there were no other bishops advocating what the archbishop was advocating and being disobedient to Pope Paul VI at first and then Pope St. John Paul II, later, who excommunicated him when he ordained bishops.
This is not true with the German hierarchy where there is not only the potential for schism, but also apostasy. They are creating an apostate Church and damning Pope Francis and others who dare question the German way. It is a kind of fascism that Germans and the rest of us know all too well!
Thus, the heterodox pose the greatest threat to a schism and not only that, to apostasy.
This is really too hot to handle, like a hot German potato: