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After less than two years, he was reappointed to Rome, this time to the Holy See, as full Ambassador. Relations between Portugal and the Roman Curia at that time almost reached their breaking point. On 1 July 1970 Paul VI granted audience to the heads of the Nationalist Movements of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea, which was not seen favourably by the Portuguese government. Eduardo Brazão was given orders to protest immediately. He considered this to be the most painful act of his entire career. His writing on the relations between Portugal and the Holy See, published in seven volumes by the International Academy of Portuguese Culture, which brought together numerous documents from the archives of the Portuguese diplomatic mission to the Vatican date from this period. The work, which was released out of chronological order, covers the pontificates of Pius VI, Pius VII, Gregory XVI and Pius IX: from the French Revolution to Napoleon (1790-1803 and 1803-1805), the recognition of D. Miguel (1831), the dramatic year of 1848 and the fall of Rome (1870).