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What’s the correct understanding of "no salvation outside the Church"?

Question:

I am confused about a statement made by the ecumenical council of Florence in 1442. In its Decree for the Jacobites it stated &quot;that no one, whatever almsgivings he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.&quot; Does this mean we must have a rigorist view on the subject of salvation outside the Church?

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