All religious communities in Britain can announce that the Catholic Church teaches in Vatican Council II and in pre-Vatican Council II documents that all Protestants with no known exceptions are on the way to Hell unless they convert into the Catholic Church.Every one needs Catholic faith(AG 7) which includes the Sacraments and the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.There is also nothing in Vatican Council II to contradict the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS).
The Letter of the Holy Office 1949 made an objective mistake and Catholics are not obliged to follow it, even when the liberal bishops and cardinals do so.
Since Lumen Gentium 8 etc refer to only hypothetical cases and not to known people saved outside the Catholic Church and so there are no exceptions to EENS. While Ad Gentes 7 and Lumen Gentium 14 state all need faith and baptism and so support the strict interpretation of outside the Church there is no salvation.
So the Catholic Church after Vatican Council II still teaches that all Protestansts, Orthodox Christians and Pentecostals are oriented to Hell at the time of death. They need to convert into the only Church Jesus founded outside of which there is no salvation.
Believing in Jesus is the first step towards salvation.However it is also necessary to follow Him with the faith and moral teachings of the one, true, holy and apostolic Church.
So all Catholic religious communities can interpret Vatican Council II in harmony with the exclusivist ecclesiology of the Catholic Church which supports only an ecumenism of return, traditional Mission and the Social Reign of Christ the King over all political legislation.
To interpret Vatican Council II as a rupture with EENS will create a schism with the past popes and it would be heresy since the dogma EENS is being rejected or re-interpreted, the Nicene Creed is being re-interpreted and so also Vatican Council II and the Catechisms.Whenever the baptism of desire, baptism of blood and invincible ignorance is mentioned in these Church documents it would wrongly be assumed that it was a reference to visible and unknown non Catholics saved outside the Church instead of invisible and unknown people, who are not exceptions or relevant to the dogma outside the Church there is no salvation.-Lionel Andrades