Can A Sinful Protestant Go To Heaven?

Question: From what I understand, if a Catholic is in a state of moral sin, and dies, he will go to hell, being that he/she did not participate in the sacrament of Confession. If this statement is true, how is it possible for a Protestant to be saved if he/she have committed a moral sin; being that they would not pursue the sacrament of Confession?

Second Question: Can reconciliation only be done through a priest? What if someone- Catholic, Christian, etc- ask God forgiveness directly- let’s say, before dying?

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on whether non-Catholics can go to heaven without Confession. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
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*]Can a non-Catholic go to Confession?
*]How far do Protestants get by with invincible ignorance?
*]How are Protestants’ sins forgiven without going to confession?
*]**How can a Protestant go to heaven without the sacrament of reconciliaton? **
*]Is Mortal Sin subjective?
*]Can you ever confess to a layperson?
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