Happy Friday: The Pope believes every celebration — namely, weddings — should include wine. "How is it possible to celebrate the wedding and have a party if you lack what the prophets indicated was a typical element of the messianic banquet?" Pope Francis asked earlier this week while talking to crowds in St. Peter's Square. He went on: "Wine expresses the abundance of the banquet and the joy of the feast... a wedding feast lacking wine embarrasses the newlyweds — imagine finishing the wedding feast drinking tea? It would be an embarrassment!"
In other news, the Great British Baking Show is back; another brand releases its own emoji keyboard; where Ben & Jerry stand on Hillary Clinton; and more:
— The Great British Baking Show returns for a third season July 1, at 9 p.m. on PBS. We highly recommend it.
— Did you know there's a Chick-fil-A emoji keyboard? It launched June 1; find it here.
— Time's new breakfast-only site, Extra Crispy, published a bacon anthology earlier this week. It's a collection of a must-reads for bacon lovers every where. Don't miss the early whiffs of bacon's rise in Florence Fabricant's 1986 New York Times piece, that time Salon declared bacon "over" in 2008, and the late Josh Ozersky's seminal "Why Won't Bacon Go Away?" from 2012.
— Swallow this: Starbucks has more customer money on gift cards than many banks have in deposits. As of this past March, the coffee giant counts $1.2 billion loaded on Starbucks gift cards and its mobile app.
— Remember Bernie's Yearning, that Bernie Sanders-themed ice cream developed by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's fame? Now that Bernie is all but out of the presidential race, CNN Money asked the founders behind one of America's most beloved ice cream companies if they would support Hillary Clinton. Ben Cohen said no, while Jerry Greenfield took a more pragmatic approach: "I'm completely committed to defeating Donald Trump. If Hillary is the [Democratic] nominee, I'm going to vote for her."