We cannot see St. Emerentiana in Heaven without the baptism of water. We cannot meet or see someone saved without faith and the baptism of water (Ad Gentes 7). So we have to re-read Vatican Council II knowing that the Council is referring to hypothetical cases only. It is not referring to known non Catholics saved outside the Church.This would be irrational. Though this was the false reasoning of the Council Fathers ( Cushing, Rahner, Ratzinger etc).
LG 8, LG 14 ( baptism of desire), LG 16 (invincible ignorance), UR 3, NA 2, GS 22( people saved with good will ) etc are always only hypothetical. They are not objective exceptions to Tradition( EENS, Syllabus etc).-Lionel Andrades