How are Protestants' sins forgiven without going to confession?

The Catholic Church does teach that protestants are Christians, correct? But the Church also teaches that there is no forgiveness of sins without the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) - correct? So since protestants don’t believe in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, what is the Church’s position on how protestant Christians can go to heaven without having gone to confession?

Thanks in advance for clearing this up for me.

Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation for the forgiveness of sins. It remains the only ordinary means of forgiveness of serious sins (cf., Code of Canon Law, 960). But it is not the only means. Those who cannot approach the sacrament, including non-Catholics, may attain forgiveness in other ways.

For more on this see Is the Sacrament of Reconciliation the only way that sins can be forgiven?

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