Is Catholicism necessary for salvation?

If Baptism is necessary for salvation and unless we go to Reconciliation our sins are retained and unless we eat Jesus’ Body and drink His Blood we have no life within us, why don’t we say the whole world needs to be Catholic to be saved?

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