What is the meaning of “Urbi et Orbi”, a standard opening of the pope’s blessings?

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by word and by heart
to everyone and to all
to the city and the world
“Urbi et Orbi” means literally “To the city (meaning Rome) and the circle (meaning the world outside)”.
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