To say those that trust in Christ outside of the Roman Catholic Church do not have the "means of salvation" is only opinion and/or tradition based nowhere in Scripture Mr. Pope. Scripture does not say, “The Catholic Church is the only way, truth, and life”, or that "The Pope is the only way, truth, and life", but that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
I do find it interesting that one says, “"I don't know what motivated it at this time," she said. "But it's important always to point out that there's the official position and there's the huge amount of friendship and fellowship and worshipping together that goes on at all levels, certainly between Anglican and Catholics and all the other groups and Catholics."”
What do they mean by “official position”, if they can easily ignore it?
What is the unofficial position? Is that like saying, “I know none of you Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Lutherans are saved, but would you still like to get together to fellowship and worship? We’ll still let you preach and pray sometimes, even though the church (and the Pope) doesn’t believe you even have the means to be saved.”
I believe the truth of this statement comes down to one point, which is mentioned in the article: “it said they lack something because they do not recognize the primacy of the pope”.
Sorry Mr. Pope, I have a High Priest in Jesus Christ, I don’t need a Pope for salvation.
The “Means of Salvation” are not in an earthly church, but in the man Christ Jesus which was a Jew, not Roman Catholic.