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Grgur Ninski is a statue of Gregory of Nin (died in 929) - a bishop who is credited with trying to introduce the Croatian language to the Catholic liturgy. The supernatural statue, unveiled on the anniversary of the 1000th anniversary of the bishop's death, is the work of Ivan Meštrovic. The big toe of the bishop's left foot is perfectly polished with the hands of tourists - apparently touching it brings happiness and fulfills hidden dreams.
The statue of Bishop Gregory was originally placed in the peristyle of the palace of Emperor Diocletian. During World War II, when the city was captured by the Italians, the monument was moved outside the city. When he returned to Split, the new location was determined in the vicinity of the belfry and chapel of St. Rajner from Split.
Gregory of Nin was to participate in two synods in Split in 925 and 928. His efforts were unsuccessful: the first synod was strictly forbidden to hold services in the Croatian language, and priests who did not know Latin were forbidden to hold senior positions in the church hierarchy.