2012 has been declared by Pope Benedict XVI as the year of faith.
But Catholics in Malaysia would not have expected to have to grapple with an issue of faith over what is believed by thousands to be an alleged miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Since Nov 9, many from across the country have thronged at the Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC) in Subang Jaya, that has played host to the alleged apparition that manifested on a glass pane on its 7th floor.
Story: Lynn D' Cruz
Camera: Shufiyan Shukur
Editing: Shufiyan Shukur