16/03/2012 07:43 GMT | Updated 16/03/2012 13:00 GMT

Rowan Williams Steps Down: His Top 5 Controversial Moments

Rowan Williams announced on Friday that he was standing down as the Archbishop of Canterbury after 10 years in the role.

The 61-year-old is no stranger to controversy - from having to deny he backed Sharia Law in 2008, to launching an outspoken attack on the government in 2011 (twice), Williams has had his fair share of media attention.

We look back on his top 5 most controversial moments.

Controversial moments