Yes, but Anglicans are most certainly not ignorant of the Latin Church, and are most certainly obstinate toward her presumed authority and definitions. So how then can Pope Francis say that they are saved if their blood has been shed, when Pope Pius IX confirms that those who are obstinate toward the authority and definitions of the Latin church (something which certainly includes schismatics) cannot be saved, and Pope Eugene IV explicitly wrote the opposite, that those who are not in unity with the Church cannot be saved, even if they were to shed their blood for Christ?
Firstly I come from a country where there a lot of Anglicans and I have a dew Anglican friends. All of them know about Catholic Church but have no idea what the CC teaches. All they know is Catholic means Mary and the Pope. Most people are ignorant of anything else outside of what they have been brought up in. So no, Anglicans are most certainly generally ignorant of the Latin church.
Secondly Pope Francis only means what Vatican II and Pius IX taught. These in a state of ignorance and a sincere effort to serve God have found of mercy of God and have been saved by God through the Catholic Church due to a state of communion which exists spiritually. Communion is not fixed to the visible. For many who visibly appear to be in communion are actually not in communion with his church, and Christ will reject them.
"Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity."
- Matthew 7:22-23
Popes Eugene and Francis speak one and the same message; extra ecclesiam nulla salus
. Pope Pius IX explains what it means.
But the acceptance of heretical baptisms by some saints does not mean that they accepted the idea that heretics may be made members of the Catholic Church and thereby be saved by their heretical baptisms, as is taught in the post-Vatican II Church. St. Augustine, for example, explicitly taught the opposite, teaching in his Sermon to the People of the Caesarean Church, "Outside the Catholic Church, is is possible to have everything except salvation. It is possible to have honor, it is posible to have Sacraments, it is possible to sing Alleluia, it is possible to respond Amen, it is possible to have the Gospel, it is posible to have faith and preach in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: but never has it been possible to find salvation except in the Catholic Church." And no faithful Catholic is in fact free to contradict St. Augustine on this point, because according to Pope Benedict XIV in De Canonizatione, the doctrine of Doctors of the Church may not at all be impugned, for Doctors of the Church did not teach within the Church, but actually taught the Church herself.
Heretical baptisms were recognized by the Church, not just some saints. Although it must be said trinitarian heretics have an invalid baptism. The CC does not teach salvation by their baptism but the the Catholic Church.
You reference St.Augustin as if he opposed our teaching. Alas! He speaks what we speak! it is posible to have Sacraments, it is possible to sing Alleluia, it is possible to respond Amen, it is possible to have the Gospel, it is possible to have faith and preach in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: but never has it been possible to find salvation except in the Catholic Church. This is our very position on the Orthodox Church!
Again I will tell you that salvation is by the catholic Church ONLY.
God saves through his Church. So when Ahmed is born in Iran, a Muslim. And Islam is all he knows his whole life and dies living ,according to natural law , good life. God is just and has mercy on his souls for it is unjust to condemn a soul for a crime of ignorance. God is just and will save the soul of Ahmed as he kept natural law and as such had a spiritual communion with Gods Church as only those in the Church can be saved. And since Ahmed has been saved, there had to be a way he was in communion with the church and thus was saved through it.
If we take your view, Ahmed would go to hell for simply being ignorant. The fathers do not teach this.