The Order of Malta says the convicted child abuser, Michael Ferry, had no contact with children through the group while he was a member of it.
Michael Ferry worked with the organisation in 1993 with a view to setting up a branch in Gweedore.
However a spokesperson for the order says it never got off the ground and was disbanded long before Michael Ferry faced charges.
Ferry was this week jailed for 14 years on 38 sample counts of sex abuse against four boys on a premises owned by Colaiste Cholmcille.
Order of Malta PRO Jimmy May says he is sure Ferry had no contact with under 18's involved with the organisation: