Reports that an Egyptian pastor was kidnapped on Thursday (Aug. 15) were false, according to The World Today, a Swedish newspaper.

Nasralla Salib, pastor of a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Asyut, on Friday (Aug. 16) told the newspaper he was “fine and safe”, having been sheltered from trouble by Muslim neighbours.

Moderate Muslims defending their Christian neighbours has been one of the recurring stories coming out of Egypt. To keep up with events as they happen, follow our Storify feed.