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“Behind every suicide attack there is an element of human imbalance; I do not know if this can be considered mental imbalance, but human. There is something that does not function in this person. He is not balanced in terms of the meaning of his life, of his own life and that of others. He gives his life, but he does not do so in the right way. Many people work — missionaries, for example — giving their own lives, but constructively. This, instead, is self-destruction in order to destroy.”
— Interview with journalists aboard papal plane from Sri Lanka to Philippines, Jan. 15, 2015
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