On Sacri Palazzi of Andrea Tornielli, we find an interesting piece about the vast and important diocese of Milan and the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Here is my translation, emphases and comments.
Milan and the Motu Proprio, blame the press
During the last weeks the episcopal conference of Lombary discussed the Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI on the old Mass. It was said that, in reality (!), there are no special requests by stable groups of faithful attached to the old liturgy and certain episodes "were emphasized by the press". It was this paper [Il Giornale] which described for the first time the attitude of the Ambrosian Diocese, substantially contrary to the papal decision, having decided not to apply it for the Ambrosian Rite, specifying, what is more, that no "stable groups" were found even in the areas subject to the Roman Rite.
So, I feel myself a little called to account. As always, the wrong-headed emphasis is the fault of journalists. Those responsible for the Ambrosian Rite, on the other hand, had, in their own eyes, sincerely obeyed the Pope and feel themselves to have been misunderstood in the writings of the undersigned. Excuse me, but to me this seems really too much! Let me add two points: it seems clear to me that Pope Ratzinger has been deeply saddened by this decision in Milan. Moreover, it seems to me that Cardinal Castrillòn, President of Ecclesia Dei recently had a conversation (I think by telephone) with one of those people in charge of the Ambrosian Rite, in the course of while he presented the diappointment of the Holy See for the non-application of the Motu Proprio in the Lombard capital.
A lesson to be taken around the world, not just in Milan.