In Switzerland, an 80-year-old Catholic priest is suspected of kidnapping a 48-year-old Finnish woman, the Swiss Italian-language broadcaster reports.

In Finland, MTV was the first to report.

According to MTV, the woman is also suspected of having suffered bodily injuries as a result of a possible abandonment.

Tio20minuti reported that the woman was found in the priest's apartment in the Lugano region, southern Switzerland.

The woman did not have a residence permit.

Police are told about the confiscation of the apartment computers and other material.

According to LaRegione, the police have arrested the priest.

However, he has not yet been imprisoned.

The suspected priest is Professor Emeritus.

He has previously taught theology in Friborg and served as rector of the Department of Theology in Lugano.