The Telegraph reports:
[Dr Rowan Williams] admitted he is sometimes embarrassed by the time the Church of England takes to keep up with changes in society.
His comments come in a new television programme, to be broadcast on Channel 4 this weekend, in which five leading religious figures in Britain explain the basic tenets of their faith and how they know that God exists.
Asked why the Church of England is still struggling to admit women bishops long after Britain had its first female Prime Minister, he said: “The Church has got to solve this on its own terms and yes that does take longer and it can be embarrassing sometimes.
"You look at society and you realise people don’t fully understand why the church is taking so long, and what the terms are in which the church is trying to sort it out.”