The Vatican's bank has published its first annual report in its 125-year history as part of an attempt to become more financially transparent.
The Institute for Religious Works (IOR) has been dogged by accusations of corruption. The report shows 2012 was a successful year for the bank, with net profits more than quadrupling to 86.6m euros.
The bank said this jump was mainly due to favourable trading results and an increase in the value of bonds it held.
A majority of this profit - 54.7m euros - was given to the Pope to carry out the Church's mission around the world.
Its balance sheet shows a total of 4.98bn euros in assets and 769m euros in equity funds. The assets were primarily held in bonds and money market accounts.