FBI says interviews of priest, choir director were part of investigation of ‘an individual,’ not Catholics

The FBI recently interviewed a Catholic priest and a choir director in the course of an investigation, saying it was related to “an individual,” not the Catholic Church, according to local media reports.

The interviews took place at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska, reported FOX 42. They were part of an investigation into a local individual, according to the FBI’s Omaha Field Office.

It’s unclear what the individual or investigation is about, and the interviews were limited to the two individuals.

The FBI reiterated that it is not investigating the Catholic Church, but rather have zeroed in on a specific individual. They also added that the interviews were not part of a search warrant either.

On Tuesday the Archdiocese of Omaha released a statement in response to the news.

“We have been made aware of recent FBI interviews conducted at St. Luke’s Parish involving a priest and a choir director,” the statement said. “We understand the interviews had to do with an individual and not the Catholic Church itself. We are cooperating with the FBI in its investigation.”

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