Justinas Bonaventura Pranaitis

Justinas Bonaventura Pranaitis or Pronaitis[1] (July 27, 1861 – January 28, 1917[2]) was a Lithuanian Catholic priest (subsequently defrocked),[3]Russian Master of Theology and Professor of the Hebrew Language at the Imperial Ecclesiastical Academy of the Roman Catholic Church in Saint PetersburgRussia.

In 1894 Pranaitis was subject to legal proceedings on a charge of blackmail (for demanding 1000 rubles from a framing workshop in indemnification for a spoilt cheap picture which he claimed to be a picture by Murillo). For some time he was banished to Tver.[4] From 1902, he served as a priest in Tashkent.[2] He published an antisemitic tract called Christianus in Talmude Iudaeorum in Latin in 1892 under the imprimatur of the Archbishop Metropolitan of Mogilev, which was subsequently translated into Polish (1892), French (1892), German (1894), Russian (1911), Lithuanian (1912), Italian (1939), English (1939) and Spanish. The English translation of the book is titled The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings concerning Christians.

(Taken from Wikipedia)

 


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